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Title The study of musical performance in antiquity : archaeology and written sources / edited by Agnès Garcia-Ventura, Claudia Tavolieri and Lorenzo Verderame.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

Subject Music -- Performance -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Music -- Performance -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Alt Name Garcia-Ventura, Agnès,
Tavolieri, Claudia,
Verderame, L. (Lorenzo),
Description 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes papers delivered at the International Workshop "The Study of Musical Performance in Antiquity: Archaeology and Written Sources," Nov. 6, 2015, La Sapienza, University of Rome.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface / Eleonora Rocconi -- Introduction : The study of musical performance in antiquity / Agnès Garica-Ventura, Claudia Tavolieri and Lorenzo Verderame -- The first ancient Near Eastern written sources on musicians' activity and performance : the Ebla Archives--a glance at the 3rd millennium BCE Syrian evidence / Maria Vittoria Tonietti -- "The poor musician" in ancient Near Eastern texts and images / Regine Pruzsinszky -- Singing and singers in 2nd millennium Babylonia : a new look at selected texts and images / Dahlia Shehata -- Textual, iconographical, and archaeological evidence for the performance of ancient Egyptian music / Heidi Köpp-Junk -- Potential musical instructions in ancient Israel / Theodore W. Burgh -- Dancing myths : musical performances with mythological subjects from Greece to Etruria / Daniele F. Maras -- Performative aspects of music in sacred contexts of the western Greeks / Angela Bellia -- The aulos and the trumpet : music, gender and elites in Iberian culture (4th to 1st century BCE) / Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos and Peter/Pippa Holmes -- Clues of Roman soundscapes around Vesuvius : some case studies / Mirco Mungari -- Tibia multifora, multiforatilis, multiforabilis ... : depictions of a "many-holed" tibia in written sources / Kamila Wysłucha -- Body and soul : the dangers of music and song in Syriac Christianity / Claudia Tavolieri.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 12, 2018).
Summary This collection of eleven essays provides the reader with some valuable insights into the richness of sources dealing with music and musical performance scattered over 3000 years and covering a wide range of geographies, from Syria to Iberia, through Greece and Rome. The volume, then, offers a series of examinations of literary data and materials from different areas of the Classical World and the Near East in ancient times and in late Antiquity, examined both synchronically and diachronically, in some cases in dialogue with one another. This broad treatment makes this collection of interest t.
ISBN 9781527521162 (electronic bk.)
1527521168 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1062395880

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