Rebeginner here (I studied Latin decades ago at school).
I was just wondering whether there were any sources where you can find some Latin classical poetry texts with scansion added by people who know. I have searched but found nothing.
Or failing that, maybe a quite long guide, encompassing some "difficult cases"?
Recommendations for offline resources (A.K.A. books) would be helpful too.
I'm doing an excerpt from Ovid. There are one or two lines which I'm not sure about, but this one in particular has me puzzled: (it's Metamorphoses Book 1, l. 111).
flumina iam lactis, iam flumina nectaris ibant,
flavaque de viridi stillabant ilice mella.
With the second line here, which of the following scansions is correct? (or maybe neither...)
The idea that "que" could be the first syllable in a foot (is this the right term?) seems unlikely. Then again, in the first attempt, "de" is long, which also seems odd.
But "flava" is ablative, so doesn't that mean that its 2nd "a" must be long? Maybe metrical requirements can trump such considerations? As I say, I need a good guide.