Artificio retorico o sapere musicale? L’accordatura del cosmo in Clemente Alessandrino, Protrettico, 1, 5, 1-2

TitleArtificio retorico o sapere musicale? L’accordatura del cosmo in Clemente Alessandrino, Protrettico, 1, 5, 1-2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRaffa, M
Ancient AuthorsClemens Alexandrinus Theol. (TLG 0555)
JournalRivista di cultura classica e medioevale
Volume59
Issue1
Pagination47-60
Abstract

Early Christian writers often use musical metaphors. In particular, in the opening chapter of Clemens of Alexandria’s Protrepticus Christ is presented as the ‘new song’ (ᾆσμα καινόν) which brings order and harmony to the universe. This paper aims to demonstrate that there is more to this image than a display of rhetorical ability: Clemens’ vocabulary and the way in which he describes the di erent steps of the tuning process show that he was aware of music theory and conceived of the action of the divine logos as the making of a real musical scale, perhaps not very di erent from the ones used by the musicians of his time. [https://www.torrossa.com/resources/an/4141346]

DOI10.19272/201706501002

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