The Troparia turn to the strophes of the Hirmos, as to a model.
There are always two concerned, who alternately sing the strophes.
It is divided into five strophes, three of which are marked by Selah.
One or two of the strophes are worth quoting, just to show what the lay is like.
In the poem as adapted for music they alternate in sixteen strophes and antistrophes.
Agar, in peplos and cothurnus, recited the strophes once more.
In the strophes of the epic the earth was a flat and stationary parallelogram.
It has an exordium, six strophes, each with its refrain, and an episode.
All the strophes change the melody at each change of personages.
Examples of this will be found in the second, third, and fifth strophes of the passage given above.