Ancient Greek Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) by M. L. West

By M. L. West

Old Greece used to be permeated through track, and the literature teems with musical allusions. the following ultimately is a transparent, accomplished, and authoritative account that presupposes no exact wisdom of track. themes coated contain where of tune in Greek lifestyles, tools, rhythm, pace, modes and scales, melodic building, shape, historical concept and notation, and ancient improvement. Thirty surviving examples of Greek track are provided in sleek transcription with research, and the ebook is absolutely illustrated. along with being thought of by itself phrases, Greek song is the following extra illuminated by means of being thought of in ethnological standpoint, and a short Epilogue units it as an alternative in a border sector among Afro-Asiatic and ecu tradition. The publication can be of price either to classicists and historians of song.

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47 Neubecker; E. K. Borthwick, BICS 35 (1988), 91-3. Callixenus, describing what may be the same launching. speaks only of shouts and trumpet signals (FGrH 627 F I p. 162. ). 83 Duris, FGrH 76 F 70. Other references: Ar. Ach. 554, Eur. Tro. 126, IG 22. 1951. 100, Dem. De Cor. 129. Philod. Mus. 4 pp. 47, 48 Neubecker. Poll. 1. 96, 4. 56. 71. Eur. IT 1125 substitutes a panpiper. 84 See Pl. 9; J. ; Epicharmus fr. 75 (with schol. Pind. Pyth. 2. 127), Thuc. 5. 70, Xen. Lac. Pol. 13. 7-8, Arist. fr.

721; Ar. Ran. 1297; Crates fr. 42 (but see below, n. 77). 73Il. 18. 526, Epicharmus frs. -Aesch. PV 574, Soph. fr. 281a, Phil. 213, Eur. Alc. -Eur. Rhes. 553, P1. Resp. 399d, Philoxenus, PMG 819; see R. Seaford's note on Eur. Cyc. 41-81. < previous page page_27 next page > < previous page page_28 next page > Page 28 although there is no guarantee that they go back to the Classical period, we can hardly suppose that nothing of the kind then existed. The ballgame that Nausicaa plays with her young friends in the Odyssey seems to have been combined with a song and dance.

De mus. 1140c. The Etruscans are said to have had it for boxing, and also for flogging slaves and kneading dough (Alcimus, FGrH 560F 3, Arist. fr. 608, Eratosth. FGrH 241 F 4; for kneading, cf. above, p. 28). , 192-4 (list of vases) and pl. 5a; H. A. Harris, Greek Athletes and Athletics (London, 1964), 81, 84, and pl. 7, 12b; J. Jüthner, Philostratos über Gymnastik (Leipzig and Berlin, 1909), 301, and Die athletischen Leibesübungen der Griechen, ii(1) (Sitz. Wien 249. 2, 1968), 163 Abb. 36, 174 Abb.

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