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Reconstructing DamonMusic, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens$
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Robert W. Wallace

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199685738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.001.0001

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Damon after Plato

Damon after Plato

(p.76) (p.77) 4 Damon after Plato
Reconstructing Damon

Robert W. Wallace

Oxford University Press

Philodemos’ statement that Damon may have given a speech to Athens’ Areopagos Council on music education led a century of scholars to attempt to reconstruct this text on the twin assumptions that most ancient mentions of Damon derived from this speech, which will have resembled the conservative Isokrates’ so-called Areopagiticus. Instead, Damon’s ‘Areopagitikos’ was probably invented in a philosophical dialogue written by Herakleides of Pontos in the later fourth century, when the polis first involved itself in pedagogy. A Damonian school, which at least in the later fourth and early third centuries was a branch of the harmonikoi, wrote about Damon, but the absence of any published works by Damon makes their statements about him doubtful.

Keywords:   Philodemos, Areopagiticus, Areopagos council, Herakleides of Pontos, harmonikoi, Hibeh music papyrus, Aristoxenos

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