Music in Ancient Greece and Rome
Author: John Landels
Illustrations : 107 line figures
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-04284-0
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-04284-7
No of pages : 312
eBook Price : $42.95
Originally Published : 5 Nov 1998
Music in Ancient Greece and Rome presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in concise and user-friendly chapters, with suggestions for further reading and illustrated with diagrams. Chapters include:
* an exploration of the contexts in which music played a role, including genres of poetry regarded as musical by the ancient Greeks
* a detailed discussion of instruments, including the aulos, the kithara and the lyre
* an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning, incorporating a discussion on the evidence for scales and the concepts of species and key
* an examination of the principal types of rhythm used in the musical sections in various literary genres
* an exploration of Greek theories of harmony and acoustics, from the famous Pythagorean discovery and an account of the 1r"041 bilibus, commonly attributed to Aristotle.
Music in Ancient Greece and Rome is the most comprehensive introduction available to the history, theory and practice of ancient music.