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By M. L. West

ISBN-10: 0198149751

ISBN-13: 9780198149750

Old Greece used to be permeated by way of tune, and the literature teems with musical allusions. the following ultimately is a transparent, complete, and authoritative account that presupposes no distinctive wisdom of tune. issues lined comprise where of track in Greek existence, tools, rhythm, pace, modes and scales, melodic development, shape, historical idea and notation, and ancient improvement. Thirty surviving examples of Greek track are offered in smooth transcription with research, and the booklet is totally illustrated. along with being thought of by itself phrases, Greek song is the following additional illuminated by way of being thought of in ethnological standpoint, and a quick Epilogue units it as an alternative in a border region among Afro-Asiatic and ecu tradition. The e-book may be of worth either to classicists and historians of tune.

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Cf. P1. Ti. 47 d. Xenocrates ap. Mart. Cap. 9. 926, Chamaeleon fr. 6 Giordano, Aristox. fr. 6; E. R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational (Berkeley and LA, 1951), 80. 91 Diogenes of Seleucia, SVF iii. 227. 19 (Philod. Mus. 4 pp. 48f. Neubecker). Perhaps the reference is to Parrhasius, who is reported to have sung while painting (Theophr. fr. 79 W. with Ael. VH 9. 11). < previous page page_31 next page > < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 as a means of countering physical ills. 92 In historical Greek medicine it played no part: regular doctors relied on physical measures such as exercise, baths, diet, drugs, or surgery.

Byz. fr. 340A Slater (himaios); Ar. fr. 352, Phrynichus Comicus fr. 14, Nicochares fr. 9, Nicophon fr. 8; Tryphon fr. 113 Velsen ap. Ath. 618d. 69 Pl. Leg. 790de, Theoc. Id. 24. 7-9, Chrysippus, SVF iii. 184. 8, Ath. 618e, Sext. Emp. Math. 6. 32, Hsch. v. baukalân. 70 Tryphon, loc. cit. 71Il. 9. 186, Hymn. Horn. Ven. 80; Maas-Snyder, 52 fig. 16, 104 fig. 9, 137 fig. 17. 72 Aesch. Ag. 16, cf. Ar. Nub. 721; Ar. Ran. 1297; Crates fr. 42 (but see below, n. 77). 73Il. 18. 526, Epicharmus frs. -Aesch.

Menex. 236a. 64 Dicaearchus frs. 88-9 Wehrli and other sources; see Reitzenstein (as n. 58), ch. 1; F. Wehrli, Die Schule des Aristoteles, i (Basle, 1944), 69-71. 65 Ar. Nub. , Eup. frs. 148, 398, Ephippus fr. 16, Antiphanes fr. 85; Pl. Prt. 347d, Symp. 176e, Xen. Symp. 1-3. 2-7, Hippolochus (c. 300 BC) ap. Ath. 129a, d; Reitzenstein, op. cit. 30ff. 7). In an earlier generation Sappho and her friends made music in festive privacy, with flower garlands, scented unguents, and soft couches, just as happily as any male gathering.

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