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Author Maas, Martha, 1934-

Title Stringed instruments of ancient Greece / Martha Maas, and Jane McIntosh Snyder.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1989]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  787.0938 MAAS MF3    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 261 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 245-255.
Contents 1 Homer and Before 1 -- 2 Archaic Period: New Things and Old 24 -- 3 Kithara in Classical Athens 53 -- 4 Chelys-Lyra in Classical Athens 79 -- 5 Barbitos in Classical Athens 113 -- 6 Harps and Unusual Lyres in Classical Athens 139 -- 7 Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Stringed Instruments 165 -- Objects Mentioned 205.
Summary No ancient culture has left us more tantalizing glimpses of its music than that of the Greeks, whose art and literature continually speak to us of the role of music, its power, and its significance to their society. In this book two scholars--one of music and one of classics--join together to explore the musical life of ancient Greece, focusing on the Greek stringed instruments and, in particular, on the all-important lyre family.
Other author Snyder, Jane McIntosh.
Subject Musical instruments, Ancient -- Greece.
ISBN 0300036868 (alk. paper)