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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


Êthos theories of music and poetic metre

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/9780199685738.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with Damon’s work on the psychological, behavioural, and hence social and political affects of music and poetic metre, together with parallel fifth-century work on rhetoric and ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199685738.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A leading fifth-century Athenian intellectual, Damon first studied the emotional, behavioural, and hence social and political effects of music and poetic metre. He also described and named various ... More


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