Einführung in die römische Metrik.
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1967. 200p. Paperback. Nice copy. Series: Die Altertumswissenschaft.'It is a valuable, even important, book by a notable expert on Latin metre. (...) It is not really suitable for beginners, for, while it is much concerned with fundamental questions about the nature of Latin metre, it assumes certain rudimentary information as known or presents it in very summary form. (...) Drexler deals first with general questions (e.g. accent, caesura), then terminolgy, early Latin scenic metres, saturnian verse, hexameter, pentameter, lyric verse, the verse of Seneca, and prose rhythm. The section on early scenic verse is particularly full. (...) This is an easy book to use. Many references are given to detailed discussion of minor topics which Drexler cannot treat fully. (...) Of the several introductions to Latin metre which have recently appeared (...) this is the most interesting and the most independent. It tackles difficult problems without evasion and casts light on several matters which for many writers on the subject seem shrouded in mystery.' (F.R.D. GOODYEAR in The Classical Review (New Series), 1969, pp.73-74).