Les pratiques musicales en Arcadie : réflexions de Polybe sur les causes de la sauvagerie des Kynaithéens

TitleLes pratiques musicales en Arcadie : réflexions de Polybe sur les causes de la sauvagerie des Kynaithéens
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSabattini, B
EditorDelavaud-Roux, M-H
Ancient AuthorsPolybius Hist. (TLG 0543)
Book TitleMusiques et danses dans l' Antiquité. Actes du colloque international de Brest, 29 - 30 septembre 2006, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Series TitleCollection Histoire: Série Histoire ancienne
Pagination109-132
PublisherPresses Universitaires de Rennes
CityRennes
ISBN9782753512818
Abstract

In his famous excursus of book IV (20-21) about the backgrounds of stasis which explains the destruction of Kynaitha, one of the Arcadian poleis, Polybius describes the place of the music in education and in everyday life of Arcadian citizens. His analysis connects the virtues of this nation (hospitality, humanity, piety) with the institutionalized development of musical practices and is also a more global consideration about the function played by music in political concord and a resounding plea for conservation and transmission of what we call nowadays an « immaterial heritage ». [p. 318]

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