Aristoxenus Harm. II, 49.1-50.18 Da Rios: A Recantation

TitleAristoxenus Harm. II, 49.1-50.18 Da Rios: A Recantation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBarker, A
Ancient AuthorsAristoxenus Mus. (TLG 0088), Aristides Quintilianus Mus. (TLG 2054)
JournalGreek and Roman Musical Studies
Volume4
Issue1
Pagination90-102
Abstract

The article reconsiders questions about the identity of the notation to which Aristoxenus refers at Harm. II, 49.1 ff. In previous publications I had drawn attention to difficulties in identifying it as the familiar ‘Alypian’ notation, and here I try to answer the objections I had raised to that hypothesis. If my answers are adequate, the notation could indeed be the Alypian one, but I also consider the possibility that it might be another form of notation, known only from a passage of Aristides Quintilianus. The target of Aristoxenus’ comm