By M. L. West
Historic Greece was once permeated by way of tune, and the literature teems with musical allusions. right here ultimately is a transparent, accomplished, and authoritative account that presupposes no designated wisdom of song. subject matters coated contain where of song in Greek existence, tools, rhythm, pace, modes and scales, melodic building, shape, historical conception and notation, and historic improvement. Thirty surviving examples of Greek song are offered in smooth transcription with research, and the e-book is totally illustrated. along with being thought of by itself phrases, Greek tune is the following extra illuminated through being thought of in ethnological point of view, and a short Epilogue units it as an alternative in a border sector among Afro-Asiatic and eu tradition. The booklet might be of worth either to classicists and historians of track.
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Polyphonie 1950 nos. ; D. M. Schullian and M. Schoen, Music and Medicine (New York, 1948). David delivered Saul from an evil spirit by playing his lyre (not harp): 1 Sam. 16: 23. 93Od. 19. 457; Pind. Pyth. 3. 51. 94 Hippoc. De morbo sacro 1. 12, 39, Dem  80. 95 Porph Vita Pythagorae 30, 33, Iambl. De vita Pythagorica 164. 96 Pl. Tht. 149cd. 97 Aesch. Ag. 1418, a metaphor implying a reality. , Pl. Resp. 364c, Leg 933a. 99 Eur. Hipp. 478, Xen. Mem. 2. 6. 10. 100 Pl. Resp. 364b, Theophr. Hist.
812b, Xen. Lac. Pol. 2. 1. According to Aristotle (Pol. 1339b2) there was no similar formal teaching of music at Sparta. But Chamaeleon (fr. 5 Giordano) claims that everyone there learned the pipes, as also at Thebes and in his own town of Heraclea on the Black Sea. < previous page page_37 next page > < previous page page_38 next page > Page 38 Painter, the instructor sings to the lyre, while his teenage pupil accompanies the melody on pipes. Other young men holding instruments are standing awaiting their turns.
17. Plato, Cri. 50d, speaks as if it were a legal requirement to have one's son educated in music and gymnastics, but perhaps the passage should not be taken literally. 117 Pl. Prt. 325d-326c, cf. 312b, Clitophon 407bc, Alc. I 106e, Leg. 812b, Xen. Lac. Pol. 2. 1. According to Aristotle (Pol. 1339b2) there was no similar formal teaching of music at Sparta. But Chamaeleon (fr. 5 Giordano) claims that everyone there learned the pipes, as also at Thebes and in his own town of Heraclea on the Black Sea.
Ancient Greek Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) by M. L. West