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Music and Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds


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Part I. Approaching Music and Memory: Introduction Lauren Curtis and Naomi Weiss; 1. Music, Memory, and the (Ancient Greek) Imagination Mark Griffith; Part II. Music, Body, and Textual Archives: 2. Musical Memory on Delos: Theseus in the Archive and the Repertoire Sarah Olsen; 3. Remembered but not Recorded: The Strange Case of Rome's Maiden Chorus Lauren Curtis; 4. Incorporating Memory in Roman Song and Dance: The Case of the Arval Cult Zoa Alonso Fernandez; Part III. Technologies of Musical Memory: 5. Do Alexandrians Dream of Electric Sound? Recording Music in the Early Ptolemaic Empire Yvona Trnka-Amrhein; 6. Teichoacoustics, or the Wall as Sonic Medium in Antiquity Peter McMurray; Part IV. Audience, Music, and Repertoire: 7. Iacchus Resonatus: Sound, Memory, and Salvation in Aristophanes' Frogs Tim Power; 8. Performance, Memory, and Affect: Animal Choruses in Attic Vase Painting Naomi Weiss; 9. Meter, Music, and Memory in Roman Comedy Timothy J. Moore; Part V. Music and Memorialization: 10. Sirens on the Edge of the Classical Attic Funerary Monument Seth Estrin; 11. Music as Mnema on Athenian White-Ground Lekythoi Sheramy D. Bundrick.

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Combines multiple theoretical perspectives and diverse media to examine the relation between music and memory in ancient Greece and Rome.

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Lauren Curtis is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Bard College. She is the author of Imagining the Chorus in Augustan Poetry (2017) and is currently working on a commentary on Ovid, Tristia 3 for Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Naomi Weiss is the Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. She is the author of The Music of Tragedy: Performance and Imagination in Euripidean Theater (2018) and co-editor of Genre in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry: Theories and Models (2019).

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