- The most important treatises (apart from those mentioned under "Editions") are Muller, Plautinische Prosodie (1869); Spengel, Reformvorschlage zur Metrik der lyrischen Versarten( 1882); Klotz, Grundziige altromischer Metrik (1890); Skutsch, Forschungen zur lateinischen Grammatik and Metrik (1892), Iambenkiirzung and Synizese (Satura Viadrina) (1896), continued by the author in a work called 'Was (1903); Leo, Die plautinischen Cantica and die hellenistische Lyrik (1897); Maurenbrecher, Hiatus and Verschleifung int alien Latein (1899); Ahlberg, De proceleusmaticis (1900), De correptione iambica plautina (1901); Jacobsohn, Quaestiones plautinae (1904); Radford, on the "Recession of the Latin Accent" (in Amer.
Cap. 3) - " Nullus hiatus est, nulla fractio, nulla dispersio formarum, invicem connexa sunt velut annulus annulo "; but it is almost clear that he was thinking only of a chain.
The fusion of the two is found in the abrupt hiatus of iii.
The hiatus is striking, but it cannot be held to necessitate an editorial dovetailing of two separate epistles.
Here we can read the young Aristotle, writing in the form of the dialogue like Plato, avoiding hiatus like Isocrates, and justifying the praises accorded to his style by Cicero, Quintilian and Dionysius.