Another work was the Saturae, written in various metres, but chiefly in the trochaic tetrameter.
According to Suidas, Phrynichus first introduced female characters on the stage (played by men in masks), and made special use of the trochaic tetrameter.
Each of these hymns has eight four-line stanzas and is written in strict iambic tetrameter.
The metres employed by Epicharmus were iambic trimeter, and especially trochaic and anapaestic tetrameter.
Most of the satires of Lucilius were written in hexameters, but, so far as an opinion can be formed from a number of unconnected fragments, he seems to have written the trochaic tetrameter with a smoothness, clearness and simplicity which he never attained in handling the hexameter.