Vers une théorie du phrasé : l’expérience de la double direction mélo-rythmique en grec ancien

TitleVers une théorie du phrasé : l’expérience de la double direction mélo-rythmique en grec ancien
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLascoux, E
EditorDelavaud-Roux, M-H
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
Pagination171-183
PublisherPresses Universitaires de Rennes
CityRennes
ISBN9782753512818
Abstract

Why couldn’t we consider greek poetic timing, far from a mere metrical line, as real dimension of rhythmic space-time, modeled on melodic landscapes where rhythmic characters, as Deleuze defines both of them, use to appear? Like an open ritournelle, – or refrain – following infinite variations between melos and rhuthmos, greek scansion would train our feeling of arsis and thesis, since the homeric hexameter (in its main purpose), to be shaped by the phonetic material itself, but also by the melodic pitches, so that voice discover how to make perceptible quite abstracts notions like « heaviness » or « lighteness » of metrical components. In fact, it actually becomes more and more unprofitable to stay on in silent and casual reading, without testing exegetical hypotheses aloud. [p. 316]

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