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  • 1130 he assumed the style of king of Sicily, inscribing upon his sword the famous hexameter Appulus et Calaber Siculus mihi servit et Afer.
  • In his translation he discarded the native Saturnian metre, and adopted the iambic, trochaic and cretic metres, to which Latin more easily adapted itself than either to the hexameter or to the lyrical measures of a later time.
  • But he is best known as the author of the //Mot, three books of sarcastic hexameter verses, written against the Greek philosophers.
  • 84-98) show that Timon possessed some of the, qualities of a great satirist, together with a command of the hexameter; but he had no loftier aim than to awaken laughter.
  • It was popular in the middle ages, hexameter abridgments being current under the names of Theodericus and Petrus Diaconus.

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