Music and Image in Classical Athens by Sheramy BundrickMusic and Image in Classical Athens by Sheramy Bundrick

Music and Image in Classical Athens

bySheramy Bundrick

Hardcover | October 17, 2005

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Sheramy Bundrick proposes that the depictions of musical performance in fifth century BC Athens were intimately linked to contemporary developments in the field of music itself, such as the debate over music in education, theories of musical ethos, and the growing popularity of professional musicians. Moreover, she argues that music became a visual metaphor for the harmony or disharmony of the city. Her book is the first to consider the broad range of musical images in the dynamic classical period, as well as their sociocultural and artistic implications.
Title:Music and Image in Classical AthensFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.87 inPublished:October 17, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521848067

ISBN - 13:9780521848060


Table of Contents

1. Music and image in fifth-century Athens; 2. Representing musical instruments; 3. Mousike: the art of the Muses; 4. Ethos and the character of musical imagery; 5. Harmonia and the life of the city; 6. Conclusion: musical revolutions in Classical Athens.

Editorial Reviews

"It is one of those rare books that truly will be of use to the beginning student and the experienced scholar alike...Bundrick has a gift for clear, economical exposition, and a masterful ability to edit her copious sources in such a way that the reader feels neither overwhelmed nor deprived of the full picture in all its necessary detail." --Timothy Power, Rutgers University, The Phoenix: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada