L’organisation d’ensemble du livre II des Ῥυθμικὰ στοιχεῖα d’Aristoxène de Tarente

TitleL’organisation d’ensemble du livre II des Ῥυθμικὰ στοιχεῖα d’Aristoxène de Tarente
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCalvié, L
Ancient AuthorsAristoxenus Mus. (TLG 0088)
JournalGreek and Roman Musical Studies

The study of evidence on the content of Book II of Aristoxenus’ Ῥυθμικὰ στοιχεῖα shows that it was composed of an introduction and six chapters : a περὶ χρόνων (the distinction between ῥυθμός and ῥυθμιζόμενα, the μεγέθη τῶν χρόνων, the χρόνος πρῶτος and the χρόνοι τῆς ῥυθμοποιίας ἴδιοι), a περὶ ποδῶν (their definition, μέρη, rationality and διαφοραί), a περὶ γενῶν τῶν ποδῶν (the three γένη of the συνεχὴς ῥυθμοποιία, their respective πόδες, their size, the refutation of the arithmetical theory of the κανονικοί and the recapitulation of the πόδες proper to each γένος), a περὶ ῥυθμῶν (the definition of ῥυθμός, the διαφοραὶ τῶν ῥυθμῶν and their classification), a περὶ ἀγωγῆς (the definition of ἀγωγή, its interdependence with the χρόνος πρῶτος and its limitation by αἴσθησις) and a περὶ μεταβολῆς (the definition of the ῥυθμικὴ μεταβολή and its twelve τρόποι). As for ῥυθμοποιία, it must have been discussed in Book III. [http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/22129758-12341270]


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