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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $28.60
  • September 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-96694-7
  • 128 pages
  • Volume(s): 1
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Strunk's Source Readings in Music History

Greek Views of Music

Revised Edition


Volume(s): 1

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Leo Treitler (General Editor), Thomas J. Mathiesen (Editor)


How did the ancient Greeks regard music? In many different ways, as the readings in Greek Views of Music reveal.

This collection presents three entire treaties, as well as excerpted writings on music by Plato, Aristotle, and others. Included is the first English translation of Gaudentius's complete Harmonic Introduction, prepared by the volume's editor, Thomas J. Mathieson, who also revised the other translations in light of recent scholarship. These selections not only illuminate Greek thinking about music, they also help us understand ideas about music set forth by medieval and Renaissance writers and theorists.


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