Apollo's lyre : Greek music and music theory in antiquity and the Middle Ages / Thomas J. Mathiesen

Author(s): Mathiesen, Thomas J
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Subjects: Music, Greek and Roman--History and criticism
Music theory--History--To 500
Music theory--History--500-1400
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1999
Series: Publications of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature v. 2
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xv, 806 p. : ill., maps, music ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
I. Introduction 1
II. Musical Life in Ancient Greece 23
Music and Melos 23
Types of Music and Their Function 29
Music for the Gods 29
Music in the Theatre 94
Music for the Mortals 125
III. Musical Instruments 159
Idiophones and Membranophones 162
Krotala 163
Kroupezai or Kroupala 166
Kumbala or Krembala 170
Seistron and Rhombos 172
Rhoptron and Tumpana 173
Aerophones 176
Aulos 177
Syrinx 222
Hydraulis 225
Salpinx and Horn 230
Chordophones 234
Origin, History, and Types 235
Lyres 237
Psalteria 270
IV. Music Theory I: The Sources, Aristoxenus, and the Sectio canonis 287
Overview of the Sources 291
Aristoxenus 294
Harmonica 295
The Sectio Canonis 344
V. Music Theory II: The Revival 355
Plutarch 355
Cleonides 366
Nicomachus of Gerasa 390
Theon of Smyrna 412
Claudius Ptolemy 429
VI. Music Theory III: Late Antiquity 497
Gaudentius 498
Porphyrius 509
Aristides Quintilianus 521
Bacchius 583
Alypius 593
VII. The Tradition in the Middle Ages 609
Bibliography 669
Index of Names 785
Index of Places and Subjects 795
Notes: LCCN: 99035248
ISBN: 0803230796 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 669-783) and indexes
OCLC Number: 41531875
ISBN/ISSN: 0803230796