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Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Tom Phillips and Armand D'Angour


This book explores the interaction between music and poetry in ancient Greece. Although scholars have long recognized the importance of music to ancient performance culture, little has been written on the specific effects that musical accompaniment and features such as rhythmical structure and melody would have created in individual poems. The chapters in the first half of the volume engage closely with the evidential and interpretative challenges that this issue poses, and propose original readings of a range of texts, including Homer, Pindar, and Euripides, as well as later poets such as Sei ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Euripides, Homer, music, text, performance culture, Pindar, Plato, Seikilos

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198794462
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198794462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Phillips, editor
Supernumerary Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford

Armand D'Angour, editor
Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Jesus College

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