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What does 'a vowel followed by two consonants' exactly mean?

In his New Latin Grammar, Bennett states (5.B.1.c): A syllable is long if it contains a short vowel followed by x, z, or any two consonants" As an example to this rule he gives the word restō, ...
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How can I learn more about Latin scansion?

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....
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What is the evidence for preantepenultimate stress?

I've seen it mentioned before that, in Plautus's era, words of the form LLLX (such as gĕnĕrĭbŭs) would be stressed on the fourth syllable from the end. In other words, géneribus rather than Classical ...