- Classical Prosody. a kind of lyric poem, invented by Archilochus, in which a long verse is followed by a short one.
- the part of a lyric ode following the strophe and antistrophe and composing with them a triadic unit.
noun Greek prosody
- the part of a lyric ode that follows the strophe and the antistrophe
- a type of lyric poem composed of couplets in which a long line is followed by a shorter one, invented by Archilochus
1590s, a kind of lyric poem in which a short line follows a longer one (invented by Archilochus, also used by Horace), from Latin epodos, from Greek epodus “after-song, incantation,” from epi “after” (see epi-) + odein “to sing” (see ode).