Greek Musical Writings : The Musician and His Art (Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music) 〈1〉 (Reprint)


Greek Musical Writings : The Musician and His Art (Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music) 〈1〉 (Reprint)

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521389112
  • DDC分類 781.738

Full Description

This book is the first of two volumes offering a selection of Greek writings on music, newly translated into English and equipped with an extensive commentary. This volume contains passages from Greek poets, historians and essayists, evoking or describing aspects of the practical activities of musical performance and composition, together with excerpts from philosophers and social critics who comment on the moral, education and aesthetic dimensions of the art. Music was of fundamental importance in the culture of ancient Greece. Its nature and significance cannot now, perhaps, be fully recaptured, but we have a rich fund of information about the Greek experience of music, its forms, its meanings, its social roles, and the practical details of its composition and performance.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of authors and passages quoted
Texts and abbreviations
Transliteration of Greek words
1. Homer
2. Hesiod
3. The Homeric hymns
4. From Archilochus to the late sixth century
5. Pindar
6. Fifth-century tragedy
7. The musical revolution of the later fifth
8. Aristophanes
9. Xenophon
10. Plato
Appendix A. The harmoniai
Appendix B. Damon
11. Aristotle
12. The Hibeh papyrus on music
13. Theophrastus
14. The Aristotelian problems
15. The Plutarchian treatise on music
Appendix A. The nomoi
Appendix B. The spondeion and the spondeiazon
16. Athenaeus
Appendix: Athenaeus' sources
Bibliography of works by modern authors