Category Archives: Classics

What did Ancient Rome look like?

The University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities has recreated a virtual simulacra of Rome around June 21, 320 A.D.
A ten year project with the help of a number of research bodies around the world, the most accurate representation has been created with both the scholar and the student in mind. Go and enjoy a trip along the by-ways of one of the greatest cities in the world.
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What did Ancient Greek music sound like?

Have you ever wondered how the music of ancient Greece or Rome sounded?
Have you an interest in Western Music and its development?
Do you wonder how the odes of Homer sounded like?
Then this site by the Commission for Ancient Literature of the Austrian Academy of Sciences might be of interest.
In the words of Stefan Hagel…

“This site contains all published fragments of Ancient Greek music which consist of more than a few scattered notes. All of them are recorded under the use of tunings whose exact ratios have been transmitted to us by ancient theoreticians (of the Pythagorean school, most of them cited by Ptolemaios)…”

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