Monochord and harmonic canon: two comments on Ptol. Harm. 2.12 and 2.13

TitleMonochord and harmonic canon: two comments on Ptol. Harm. 2.12 and 2.13
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBobo de La Peña, M
Ancient AuthorsClaudius Ptolemaeus Math. (TLG 0363)
JournalClassical Quarterly
Volume61
Issue2
Pagination677-689
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to clear up two controversial passages from Ptolemy's Harmonics, in chapters 2.12 and 2.13 respectively. Since both of them concern his concept of 'harmonic canon' (ἁρονικὸς κανών), which cannot be understo