Every summer from July 2004 to July 2011, the Music Department at the Ionian University in Corfu (Greece) held a week-long Seminar on Ancient Greek and Roman Music, which was attended by students and scholars from several European, American and Asiatic countries ( The programme comprised morning sessions – led by Prof. Eleonora Rocconi (Pavia), Prof. Andrew Barker (Birmingham) and Prof. Egert Pöhlmann (Erlangen) – devoted to the study of the particular text or topic chosen for that year, such as ps-Plutarch De musica, ps-Aristotle Musical Problems, Music in Comedy, Music in Plato’s Laws and in Aristotle’s Politics. In addition, the programme comprises a series of evening lectures which provide an overview of the current research developments in the field.

Since 2014 the Seminars, following the customary format, are held in Riva del Garda, in the North of Italy, thanks to a collaboration between MOISA and the ARION society ( The next Seminar will take place from 3-8th July 2017 and will focus on ‘Aristoxenian’ musical handbooks, with special focus on the treatises entitled Harmonic introduction (Eisagoge harmonike) written by Cleonides and Gaudentius, as well as the so-called Anonyma Bellermanniana.

For more information, feel free to contact the organiser, Dr. Tosca Lynch, at the following email address:


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