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Published: 24 September 2015

248 Pages | Two black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199685738

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Reconstructing Damon

Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Robert W. Wallace

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of the most important theorist of music and poetic meter in ancient Athens
  • Offers an innovative reassessment of five key topics: Athenian democracy, the sophists, Perikles, music and poetic meter, and music's impact on society and politics
  • Explores the reception of Damon, including amongst the Epicureans, Virgil, and the Neo-Pythagoreans
  • Includes a complete edition, translation, and commentary for all testimonia, 28 of which are new

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