Lyre and Aulos from an Athenian Classical Grave in the Area between the So-Called ‘Eriai’ Gates and the Dipylon (Grave 48, 470-50 BC)

TitleLyre and Aulos from an Athenian Classical Grave in the Area between the So-Called ‘Eriai’ Gates and the Dipylon (Grave 48, 470-50 BC)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsPsaroudakēs, S
JournalGreek and Roman Musical Studies
Volume8
Issue1
Pagination11–44
Abstract

The remains of two musical instruments, a tortoise carapace lyre and an ‘early type’ aulos, were found in a grave of the Classical period (470-50 BC), outside the Athenian walls, in the area between the so-called ‘Eriai’ Gates and the Dipylon. In this paper, they are discussed in every significant organological detail and are compared with similar finds; and an attempt is made to reconstruct them verbally. Of special mention are: the elegant string holder of the lyre and the affinity of the aulos to some other significant exemplars. [https://brill.com/view/journals/grms/8/1/article-p11_3.xml]

DOI10.1163/22129758-12341360

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