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Using music in performing Roman comedy
The Classical Journal (2015) Vol. 111, No. 1

In the original performances of Roman comedy, actors sang to the accompaniment of the two-piped tibia. Although complete reconstruction of this practice on the modern stage is impractical, participants in the 2012 NEH Summer Institute on Roman Comedy in Performance ...

The Prehistory of Music: Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality

In 1997 Stephen Pinker theorized that music served no function in the evolutionary survival of homo sapiens but was, rather, a derived behavior dependent on other capacities that did provide an adaptive benefit. While language was built into the evolutionary ...

Music in Roman Comedy

Fourteen years after The Treatre of Plautus: Playing to the Audience (1998) and almost simultaneously with his overview of Roman theatre in the Greece & Rome "Texts and Contexts" series (2012), Timothy Moore contributes another valuable, lucidly written book for ...

Don't skip the meter: Introducing students to the music of Roman comedy
The Classical Journal (2012) Vol. 108, No. 2

With a minimum of class time, teachers of Roman comedy at all levels can help their students gain an appreciation of the genreā€™s meter and music by establishing and discussing regularly the distinction between unaccompanied iambic senarii and all other ...


The Classical Journal is published by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS), the largest regional classics association in the United States and Canada, and is now over a century old. All members of CAMWS receive the journal as a benefit of membership; non-member and library subscriptions are also available.

Publisher Classical Association of the Middle West and South
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 0009-8353
Indexed 5 articles
Licence Paid Access

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