Music and the Muses: The Culture of 'mousikē' in the Classical Athenian City
Penelope Murray, Peter Wilson, Professor Peter Wilson
Oxford University Press, 2004 - History - 438 pages
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.
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