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Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

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Edited by Tom Phillips and Armand D'Angour
Oxford University Press
March 2018


  • Examines the specific effects that musical accompaniment would have created in individual poems, opening up an understudied topic in contemporary scholarship
  • Engages with technical issues in detail, enabling a greater understanding of the evidential and interpretative problems posed by the interaction of ancient music and language
  • Supplements incisive discussion with clear figures and illustrations
  • Draws on both wide coverage and an interdisciplinary approach to highlight the relevance of the subject to scholars beyond the field of classical studies


Prof. Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi's piece in the volume is entitled Lyric Atmospheres: Plato and Mimetic Evanescence