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Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music Greek Musical Writings : Harmonic and Acoustic Theory Volume 2 - Andrew Barker

Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music Greek Musical Writings

Harmonic and Acoustic Theory Volume 2

By: Andrew Barker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th December 2004
ISBN: 9780521616973
Number Of Pages: 592

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This second volume of Greek Musical Writings contains important texts on harmonic and acoustic theory, illustrating the progress of these sciences from their beginnings in the sixth century BC over the subsequent thousand years. Writers represented include Philolaus, Plato, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Aristoxenus, Ptolemy, Aristides, Archytas, and Quintilianus. All the Greek texts are newly translated by the editor. Some replace inadequate existing translations; other significant portions of the book include much that is essential for an understanding of medieval and Renaissance musicology. Dr Barker provides detailed and authoritative commentary and annotations to all the texts. Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay and some of the more complex issues are discussed further in appendices.

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Acknowledgements
Abbreviations, texts and typographic conventions
Introduction
Pythagoras and Early Pythagoreanism
Appendix: the scalar Divisions of Archytas
Plato
Aristotle
The Aristotelian Problemata
The Peripatetic De Audibilibus
Theophrastus
Aristoxenus Elementa Harmonica
Appendix: Aristoxenus' Elementa Rhythmica Book II
The Euclidean Sectio Canonis
Minor authors quoted by Theon and Porphyry
Passages from Theon of Smyrna
Passages from Porphyry
Nicomachus Enchiridion
Ptolemy Harmonicas
Appendix to Book II
Aristides Quintilianus De Musica
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521616973
ISBN-10: 0521616972
Series: Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 16th December 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.35
Weight (kg): 0.86

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