I propose in this article briefly to draw attention to two separate but connected questions of musicological interest for ancientGreekmusic. Both relate to the way elements of vocal utterance are linked, whether naturally or by convention, to the representation and expression
. Keywords Ptolemy, harmonics, acoustics, ancientGreekmusic
M. Bobo de la Peña / Mnemosyne 62 (2009) 548-585 549 1. Ptolemy’s Concept of Sound Ptolemy’s theory of sound, as appears in his Harmonics , 1) is based on an original re-arranging of previous notions, so that they concur with practi- cal
Several important studies on ancientGreekmusic have come out lately, but a systematic one covering the interplay between musical theory and practice was missing among them. Hagel’s (H. henceforth) work, full of original, innovative proposals, fills that lacuna and clarifies a number of until
the verb heilissō ). None of the features appears to be authentically new, even though warbles are not so surely attested before the season of New Music as one could desire. The historical accounts of the development of rhythmopoiia in ancientGreekmusic (§ 1) show that rhythmical complexity
The Limits of the Musical Fragments
Fragments of ancientGreekmusic have been transmitted by medieval manuscripts, 1 by inscriptions, 2 and in most cases by papyri from Ptolemaic to imperial times. The last corpus of 61 items, to which I should like to refer as DAGM , was brought
translation of the Plutarchean De Musica ( Musica Plutarchi a Charolo Valgulio Brixiano uersa in latinum ), was one of the first descriptions and re-evaluations of ancientGreekmusic in the Modern Age. These texts, which are currently regarded as two of the most important documents of musical humanism, 3
Bibliographie pratique de la littérature grecque
Sulla musica greca antica. Studi e
-Cretan rhythm, the word accent taken up by the melody, highest variability in the use of keys. Metre; Athenaeus  E. Pöhlmann, Denkmäler altgriech. Musik, 1970, 68-76 M. L. West, AncientGreekMusic, 199...
on ancientGreekmusic , compiling musicological writings by Aristoxenus, Euclid, Nicomachus of Gerasa, Alypius, Gaudentius, Bacchius and Aristides together with his own Latin translation and the s...