Music and Image in Classical Athens (Hardback)
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Music and Image in Classical Athens (Hardback)

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Hardback 274 Pages / Published: 17/10/2005
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During the fifth century BC, Athens witnessed the explosion of images depicting musical performance, such as Apollo and the Muses, frisky satyrs, the poet Orpheus, youths at school, brides at weddings, and the dead at tombs. Primarily found in vase paintings, but also in sculpture and now-lost wall paintings, these images provide insight into the musical culture of the time, In this study, Sheramy Bundrick proposes that the depictions of musical performance were intimately linked to contemporary developments in the field of music itself, such as the debate over music in education, theories of musical ethos, and the growing popularity of professional musicians. Moreover, she argues that music became a visual metaphor for the harmony - or disharmony - of the city. Her book is the first to consider the broad range of musical images in the dynamic classical period, as well as their sociocultural and artistic implications.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521848060
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Music and Image in Classical Athens provides a valuable contribution to the discussion of the social significance of music in Ancient Greece.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
'... a remarkably lovely volume ... [it] regales us with a world of information about the marvelous details of the dominant role that music played ... Sell your bed and buy this book!' J. Harold Ellens, Journal of Psychology and Christianity

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