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- DescriptionIn the four centuries leading up to the death of Euripides, Greek singers, poets, and theorists delved deeply into auditory experience. They charted its capacity to develop topologies distinct from those of the other senses; contemplated its use as a communicator of information; calculated its power to express and cause extreme emotion. They made sound too, artfully and self-consciously creating songs and poems that reveled in sorousness. Dissonance reveals the commonalities between ancient Greek auditory art and the concerns of contemporary sound studies, avant-garde music, and aesthetics, making the argument that classical Greek song and drama were, in fact, an early European avant-garde, a proto-exploration of the aesthetics of ise. The book thus develops an alternative to that romantic ideal which sees antiquity as a frozen and silent world.
- Author BiographySean Alexander Gurd is Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is the author of Iphigenias at Aulis: Textual Multiplicity, Radical Philology and Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome.
- Author(s)Sean Alexander Gurd
- PublisherFordham University Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2016
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleIdiom: Inventing Writing Theory
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFordham University Press
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsCloth
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