The Study of Musical Performance in Antiquity: Archaeology and Written Sources

Title The Study of Musical Performance in Antiquity: Archaeology and Written Sources
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
EditorTavolieri, C, Verderame, L, Garcia-Ventura, A
Number of Pages272pp.
PublisherCambridge Scholars
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
ISBN9781527506589
Abstract

This collection of eleven essays provides the reader with some valuable insights into the richness of sources dealing with music and musical performance scattered over 3000 years and covering a wide range of geographies, from Syria to Iberia, through Greece and Rome. The volume, then, offers a series of examinations of literary data and materials from different areas of the Classical World and the Near East in ancient times and in late Antiquity, examined both synchronically and diachronically, in some cases in dialogue with one another.

This broad treatment makes this collection of interest to historians, archaeologists, philologists and musicians, providing them with a multi-faceted volume which guides them towards a fuller understanding of ancient societies and which heightens the awareness of the importance of music as a transversal phenomenon. [http://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-study-of-musical-performance-in-antiquity]

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