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By M. L. West

Old Greece used to be permeated through track, and the literature teems with musical allusions. right here eventually is a transparent, complete, and authoritative account that presupposes no exact wisdom of tune. subject matters coated comprise where of tune in Greek lifestyles, tools, rhythm, pace, modes and scales, melodic building, shape, historic thought and notation, and old improvement. Thirty surviving examples of Greek tune are awarded in smooth transcription with research, and the publication is absolutely illustrated. along with being thought of by itself phrases, Greek track is the following additional illuminated by means of being thought of in ethnological viewpoint, and a short Epilogue units it as a substitute in a border region among Afro-Asiatic and eu tradition. The booklet might be of price either to classicists and historians of track.

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6 Bernabé = 5 Davies, Pind. Pyth. 1. 112, Hermippus fr. -A. 57 Theog. 239-43. 58 See Pl. 6; Ar. Nub. , fr. 235, Eup. frs. 148, 395, Timaeus, FGrH 566 F 32; R. Reitzenstein, Epigramm und Skolion (Giessen, 1893), 24-33. On the symposium generally as a setting for the performance of song see my Studies in Greek Elegy and Iambus (Berlin and New York, 1974), 11-17; W. ; E. L. Bowie, JHS 106 (1986), 1321; O. ), Sympotica (Oxford, 1990). < previous page page_25 next page > < previous page page_26 next page > Page 26 nobility.

Op. cit. 22-35; Parke, op. cit 33-50. < previous page page_20 next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 anapaestic, which is typical of marches. They were accompanied by an aulete, but they also carried lyres and swept across the strings with their plectrums. Following a parade of riders on horses with richly ornamented trappings, further massed choirs of young men appeared and sang songs by older Spartan poets, accompanied on the aulos, while at the same time dancers performed the appropriate traditional movements.

463, HF 687. Girls' choruses sent to Delos from the Cyclades: Strab. 2 p. 485. 19Hymn. Hom. 27. 11-20, Pind. 97, 6. 16. 20 We saw that Pindar imagined the Hyperboreans as comfortably provided with girls' choruses. 21 The fact that the most eminent poets applied themselves to such business, or were commissioned for it, shows the importance attached to attaining the highest artistic quality in these girls' choral performances. In general, the music and dancing associated with religious ceremonies were designed above all to give pleasure to the onlookers.

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