The Daphnē Aulos

In: Greek and Roman Musical Studies
Stelios Psaroudakēs Department of Music Studies, Section of Historical & Systematic MusicologySchool of Philosophy, University of Athens 157 84 Zōgraphou, Athens, Hellas

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The present paper concentrates on one of the musical instruments retrieved from Grave II at Daphnē, the wooden aulos. Only one pipe of the instrument, together with its bulbous mouthpiece, was found. In the organological account which follows, the pipe is described and assessed, and an attempt is made to reconstruct it and discover its scale.

Il presente lavoro si concentra su uno degli strumenti musicali recuperati dalla Tomba II a Dafni, l’aulos ligneo. Solo una canna dello strumento, assieme alla sua grossa imboccatura, è stata rinvenuta. Nella descrizione organologica che segue, la canna è descritta e interpretata, ed è fatto un tentativo di ricostruirla e di scoprire la scala da essa prodotta.

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