Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

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Routledge, Jan 31, 2002 - History - 320 pages
Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include:
* contexts in which music played a role
* a detailed discussion of instruments
* an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning
* the principal types of rhythm used
* and an exploration of Greek theories of harmony and acoustics.
Music in Ancient Greece and Rome also contains numerous musical examples, with illustrations of ancient instruments and the methods of playing them.
 

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Contents

Preface
Other instruments
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TheRoman musical experience
Notation and pitch
Some surviving scores
Technical
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