The following is the first stanza of the Altus which shows the metre.
He wrote an Altus, and is said to have copied 300 books with his own hand.
Altus: above: applied to a part raised above the usual level.
Horace applies the epithet 'Altus,' Ovid that of 'animosus' to Accius.
It contains fifteen rhyming couplets of the same character as those in the Altus, but its authenticity is by no means so certain.
Caudex arborescens erectus simplicissimus cylindraceus, 6-18-pedes Altus, crassitie femoris.