Music in Ancient Greece and Rome (Paperback)
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Short Description for Music in Ancient Greece and Rome Music in Ancient Greece and Rome presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Trahan, presented in concise and user-friendly chapters, with suggestions for further reading.
- Published: 01 February 2001
- Format: Paperback 312 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415248433 ISBN 10: 0415248434
- Sales rank: 846,802
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Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include: * contexts in which music played a role * a detailed discussion of instruments * an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning * the principal types of rhythm used * and an exploration of Greek theories of harmony and acoustics. Music in Ancient Greece and Rome also contains numerous musical examples, with illustrations of ancient instruments and the methods of playing them.