La musica humana e Boezio: ipotesi sulla formazione di un concetto / The musica humana and Boethius: hypothesis on the development of an idea

TitoloLa musica humana e Boezio: ipotesi sulla formazione di un concetto / The musica humana and Boethius: hypothesis on the development of an idea
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRestani, D
EditorRocconi, E
Ancient AuthorsBoethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus (OCD)
Book TitleLa musica nell'Impero Romano: Testimonianze teoriche e scoperte archeologiche = Music in the Roman Empire: Theoretical Evidence and Archaeological Findings
Pagination21-27
PublisherPavia University Press
CittàPavia
ISBN9788896764022
Abstract

The present paper aims at investigating the idea of musica humana, the explanation of which is announced by Boethius at the beginning of his De institutione musica, even if he never harks back on it in the remaining part of that treatise. Starting from a study of the preliminary remarks of such a concept in previous treatises and going on with an enquiry on the potential texts which Boethius and his coeval readers had in mind, the middle position of musica humana within the tripartition of music (borrowed from the divisiones philosophiae) acquires new meanings and launches new research perspectives. [p. 21]

Notes

Music in the Roman Empire contains the Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of MOISA, The International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage, Cremona, Aula Magna, Facoltà di Musicologia, Università degli Studi di Pavia, 30-31 ottobre 2008.

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