Stringed Instruments of Ancient Greece

Stringed Instruments of Ancient Greece

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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. Book jacket.Below the crossbar each arm has a scroll or volute, the upper part of the elegant ornamental design of the inner edges. ... Next to the strings (in an unusually high position to make it visible) the playera#39;s right hand can be seen busy with theanbsp;...

Title:Stringed Instruments of Ancient Greece
Author:Martha Maas, Jane McIntosh Snyder
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1989-01-01


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