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Music and Text in Ancient Greece, July 2014

A Colloquium was held in Oxford on Saturday and Sunday, 12-13 July 2014. The Colloquium brought together scholars for consideration of ways in which Greek music can be shown to have interacted with Greek poetic texts. The programme was as follows.  An edited volume of the presentations and of those given in 2013  is forthcoming, entitled Music, Texts, and Culture in Ancient Greece.

Saturday 12 July a.m.
9.30       Armand D’Angour: What difference does music make to texts?
10.30     Stefan Hagel: Song and speech in Greek tragedy: a crazy approach to their ratio.
11.45      Andrew Barker: Disreputable music: a performance and a defence (Plut. Quaest. conv. 704c4-705b6)

Saturday p.m.
2.15       Naomi Weiss: Hearing the syrinx in Euripidean tragedy.
3.15       Tom Phillips: Words and The Musician: Pindar’s Dactylo-Epitrites.

Sunday 13 July a.m.
9.30      Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi: The aura of melos: Plato and ‘pure poetry’.
10.30    Pierre Destrée: Aristotle on aesthetic perception of music.
11.45     Plenary discussion

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