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An introduction to musical theory in the classical antiquity

Author(s): Roosevelt Araujo da Rocha Júnior

Journal: Via Litterae
ISSN 2176-6800

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 138;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Music in the classical antiquity | Pythagorians | Aristoxenus of Tarentum

This paper presents an introduction to the musical theory developed by the ancient Greeks. Here I present and explain the main concepts of the ancient Greek musical theory such as mousikē, harmonia, tonos, systema etc. At the end, I deal also with the most important musical instruments, explaining which were their features and their importance within ancient Greek culture.
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