Τὸ καλόν as a Criterion for Judging Innovation (τὸ καινόν) in Greek Musical Pedagogy: ‘Ancient’ versus ‘New’ Music in Pseudo-Plutarch’s De musica

TitleΤὸ καλόν as a Criterion for Judging Innovation (τὸ καινόν) in Greek Musical Pedagogy: ‘Ancient’ versus ‘New’ Music in Pseudo-Plutarch’s De musica
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsGostoli, A
Ancient AuthorsPseudo-Plutarchus Biogr., Phil. (TLG 0094), Aristoxenus Mus. (TLG 0088)
JournalGreek and Roman Musical Studies
Volume7
Issue1
Pagination21-32
Abstract

The Pseudo-Plutarchan De musica provides us with the oldest history of Greek lyric poetry from pre-Homeric epic poetry to the lyric poetry of the fourth century BC. Importantly, the work also contains an evaluation of the role of music in the process of educating and training citizens. Pseudo-Plutarch (Aristoxenus) considers the καλόν in the aesthetic and ethical sense, which makes it incompatible with the καινόν dictated by the new poetic and musical season. [https://brill.com/abstract/journals/grms/7/1/article-p21_3.xml]

DOI10.1163/22129758-12341332

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