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Transforming the Nightingale: Aspects of Athenian Musical Discourse in the Late Fifth Century

Andrew Barker

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers an interpretation of Aristophanes' Birds, focusing on the character of the Nightingale. It argues that the type of music she performs shows all the hall-marks of indiscriminate ... More


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