Sentence Examples with the word Cretic

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.

Cicero preferred the cretic -, which he says is the metrical equivalent of the paean.

The basis consists of a cretic or its metrical equivalent.