L        L            L   L      L       L     L   S   S      LSS    L  L
praed(am ad)-| -serva- |-bant. huc | undique | Troia | gaza
granted - quite strange - the 5th foot is definitely a dactyl - Troia can be 
scanned this way
the 4th foot is the one that is more bothersome, but probably follows the rule 
that a vowel can be short before a mute followed by l or r (See Gildersleece 
and Lodge no.704)

> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]> To:> Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 
> 07:04:52 -0500> > Caris Amicis: My AP Vergil class has found a line from Bk 
> II, 763, that we > cannot fit into dactylic hexameter.> > It reads: praedam 
> adservabant. Huc undique Troia gaza> > > > Any advice? Denise D-Henry> > > 
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