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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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