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Title Music and the Muses : the culture of 'mousikē' in the classical Athenian city / edited by Penelope Murray and Peter Wilson.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  306.4840938 MUSI    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  306.4840938 MUSI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents pt. I. Mousikē and religion: 1. Muses and mysteries / Alex Hardie. 2. Changing choral worlds: Song-dance and society in Athens and beyond / Barbara Kowalzig. 3. Choros eis ek pēsde tēs poleōs ... (Xen. Mem. 3.3.12): Song-dance and state-pilgrimage at Athens / Ian Rutherford. 4. Dancing the Pyrrhichē in Athens / Paola Ceccarelli -- pt. II. Mousikē on state: 5. Choral prayer in Greek tragedy: Euphemia or Aischrologia? / Eva Stehle. 6. Choral forms in Aristophanic comedy: Musical mimesis and dramatic performance in classical Athens / Claude Calame. 7. Transforming the nightingale: Aspects of Athenian musical discourse in the late 5th century / Andrew Barker.
pt. III. The Politics of mousikē: 8. The Politics of the new music / Eric Csapo. 9. Damon of Oa: A Music theorist ostracized? / Robert W. Wallace. 10. Athenian strings / Peter Wilson -- pt. IV: Mousikē and paideia: 11. Catharsis: The Power of music in Aristotle's Politics / Andrew Ford. 12. Dirty dancing: Xenophon's Symposium / Victoria Wohl. 13. The Muses and their arts / penelope Murray.
Summary What was the role of mousike in Greek life? Broader in its implications than the English "music," mousike, the realm of the Muses, lay at the heart of Greek culture. Yet, despite its centrality, its social and intellectual implications have rarely been investigated. In these new and specially commissioned essays leading experts analyze the political, religious, and ethical significance of musical performance in the classical Athenian city, and open up a new field of investigation in cultural history.
Other author Murray, Penelope.
Wilson, Peter, 1964-
Subject Music, Greek and Roman -- Social aspects.
Performing arts -- Social aspects -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Greece -- Civilization.
ISBN 0199242399 : £60.00