Le paysage sonore des sanctuaires grecs. Délos et Delphes dans l’Hymne homérique à Apollon

TitleLe paysage sonore des sanctuaires grecs. Délos et Delphes dans l’Hymne homérique à Apollon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGrand-Clément, A
EditorCourtil, J-C, Courtray, R
Ancient AuthorsHymni Homerici Hymn. (TLG 0013)
JournalPallas
Volume98 [= Sons et audition dans l’Antiquité]
Pagination115-130
Abstract

The paper aims to show that the notion of « soundscape », coming from musicology and acoustics, can be very useful in the field of Classics, especially for a better understanding of the relationship between the Greeks and their gods during rituals. After a brief survey of the history of the concept, the article offers a case study relying on an analysis of the Homeric Hymn to Apollo. In this poem, the birth of the god Apollo in Delos and the foundation of the oracular shrine in Delphi are both associated with a metamorphosis of the original soundscape. The study also reveals that this soundscape cannot be studied without taking into account the other sensory datas (especially light and smell).
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DOI10.4000/pallas.2698

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