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Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Robert W. Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies Damon, fifth-century Athens’ most important music theorist and the teacher and political counsellor of Perikles. Sometimes considered a sophist (a term challenged here), Damon first ... More


Teaching and wisdom counsel

Robert W. Wallace

in Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After analysing the sources for Damon’s education in the early fifth century by a cluster of important music sophoi or sophistai including Lasos of Hermione, whose histories are reconstructed, this ... More


Music and politics

Robert W. Wallace

in Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After presenting the evidence for Damon’s close working and personal relationship with Perikles, this chapter first documents three different public concerns that contributed to Damon’s ten-year ... More


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