Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

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  • Copyright: 2018-05-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

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

Tom Phillips is a Supernumerary Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, having previously held a Junior Research Fellowship at the college from 2013-16. He is currently working on the Leverhulme-funded project 'Anachronism and Antiquity', and his research focuses on archaic and classical lyric, Hellenistic poetry, and ancient scholarly culture. His first book, Pindar's Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts (Oxford University Press, 2016) deals with the reception of Pindar in the Hellenistic period.

Armand D'Angour is Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford and has been a Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Jesus College since 2000. He is the author of numerous articles on Greek and Latin literature and on ancient Greek music, as well as the monograph The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2011). He is a composer of verse in Latin and Greek, including commissioned Odes for the Athens Olympics in 2004 and the London Olympics in 2012.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
0. Introduction: Music, Texts, and Culture, Tom Phillips
I: Interpretation
1. Epicentric Tonality and the Greek Lyric Tradition, John C. Franklin
2. The Musical Setting of Ancient Greek Texts, Armand D'Angour
3. Words and the Musician: Pindar's Dactylo-Epitrites, Tom Phillips
4. Music in Euripides' Medea, Oliver Thomas
5. Mesomedes' Hymn to the Sun: The Precipitation of Logos in the Melos, Stelios Psaroudakes
II: Theory, Reception, Contexts
6. Hearing the Syrinx in Euripidean Tragedy, Naomi Weiss
7. Lyric Atmospheres: Plato and Mimetic Evanescence, Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi
8. Aristotle on Music for Leisure, Pierre Destree
9. Sounds You Cannot Hear: Cicero and the Tradition of Sublime Criticism, James I. Porter
10. Disreputable Music: A Performance, a Defence, and their Intertextual and Intermedial Resonances (Plutarch Quaest. conv. 704c4-705b6), Andrew Barker

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