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Greek Music and Texts

29-06-2013 - 30-06-2013

A Colloquium entitled 'Greek Music and Texts' will be held in Oxford on Saturday 29 June in the Classics Centre, St Giles from 9.15 am to 3.30 pm. The timetable is now finalised as below. This is envisaged as a preliminary event to lay the groundwork for a larger conference to be held in Oxford in June 2014. 

The Colloquium aims to bring together scholars for an initial consideration of ways in which Greek music can be shown to have interacted with Greek poetic texts to create integrated musico-literary products. There will be six 20-minute papers, with 10 mins for questions after each paper, from 9.30-12.30 pm, followed by a plenary discussion after lunch, 2-3.30 pm. 

The Colloquium is open to all who wish to attend, but please would you indicate your intention to do so by emailing us at

Organisers : Armand D'Angour and Tom Phillips


9:15 Introduction by Tom Phillips and Armand D'Angour  

9:30-9:50 Armand D'Angour, Oxford:

'Hearing ancient music: notes towards a research project'.

10:00 - 10:20 John Franklin, Vermont:

'The Middle Muse: an overdue book'

10:30 - 10:50 Stelios Psaroudakes, Athens:

'Mesomedes’ Hymn to the Sun: the precipitation of logos in the melos'.


11:15 - 11:35 Tom Phillips, Oxford:

'Pindar's Dactylo-epitrites'.

11:45 - 12:05 Stefan Hagel, Vienna:

'Adjusting words  to music: considering the interface  between metre and rhythm'.

12:15 - 12:35 Oliver Thomas, Cambridge:

'Music in   Euripides' Medea'


14:00 - 15:30 Plenary discussion

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