Ancient Greek Music / Edition 1

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Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusion. For most readers, the subject has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes no special knowledge of music.
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"It is hard to overestimate the value of this first book to present Greek music accessibly to both classicists and to musicologists whose speciality is not in this period....Should become a model for the kind of scholarly writing that illuminates rather than obfuscates and teaches rather than confounds. Both general and academic readers at all levels."--Choice

"There are few if any kinds of music or musical aspects of the ancient Greek world that West does not at least touch upon....West has been able to provide detailed commentary on several topics....Martin West has given us a useful, comprehensive treatment of the subject."--Notes

"An enlightening study which will be of interest both to students of medical history and of social anthropology in its ancient Greek context."--The Greek Gazette

"It's no exaggeration to say that Martin West's Ancient Greek Music is a book we have been desiring for centuries: a clear, complete, unprejudiced, thorough, rigorous and deep account of the evidence for the basic realities of ancient music."--ARION

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198149750
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Series: Clarendon Paperbacks Ser.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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