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- noun poetry A
choriambic verseconsisting of four metrical feet: a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus.
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Like Hippocrates the Asclepiad, he is a disciple of Heracleitus, whose conception of the harmony of opposites he explains in a new way as the harmony after discord; to his common sense, as to that of many moderns as well as ancients, the identity of contradictories is an absurdity.
The Symposium 2006
Asclepiad, and was called by the natives “Doobàh.”
And in the Phædrus, in reply to a question of Socrates whether the nature of the soul could be known intelligently without knowing the nature of the whole, Phædrus replies: "Hippocrates, the Asclepiad, says that the nature, even of the body, can only be understood as a whole."
Socrates asked him: "If ... you had thought of going to Hippocrates of Cos, the Asclepiad, and were about to give him your money, and some one had said to you, ` You are paying money to your namesake Hippocrates, O Hippocrates; tell me, what is he that you give him money? 'how would you have answered?"
The third ode of the first book, the admirable Sic te diva potens Cypri, is written in what is called the Second Asclepiad meter; so is the delightful ninth ode of the third book, the Donec gratus eram.
Asclepiads and on the third and sixth of the Glyconic, and remarks that "in singing the Asclepiad and the Glyconic, the first three syllables should be gone over slowly, and the accents should be well marked, especially the last" (p. 199).
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock 1840-1916 1913
It is written in stanzas of six lines in the ms.; the metre is the second Asclepiad.
Another leafless Asclepiad, Periploca aphylla, which extends westwards to Arabia and Nubia and southwards to Sindh, is, like Boucerosia, a typical xerophyte adapted to a very dry soil and atmosphere.
The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir James McCrone Douie 1894
If, for example, you had thought of going to Hippocrates of Cos, the Asclepiad, and were about to give him your money, and some one had said to you: You are paying money to your namesake Hippocrates, O Hippocrates; tell me, what is he that you give him money? how would you have answered?
PROTAGORAS Plato 1889
Here and there a vine-like creeper (an Asclepiad) trails upon the ground.
Spinifex and Sand David Wynford Carnegie 1885