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Ancient Greek Music
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Music

Music (or mousike) was an integral part of life in the ancient Greek world, and the term covered not only music but also dance, lyrics, and the performance of poetry. A wide range of instruments was used to perform music which was played...
Music & Dance in Ancient Egypt
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Music & Dance in Ancient Egypt

Music and dance were highly valued in ancient Egyptian culture, but they were more important than is generally thought: they were integral to creation and communion with the gods and, further, were the human response to the gift of life and...
Ancient Greek Music by Prof. Stefan Hagel
Video by Dimitris Kalandranis

Ancient Greek Music by Prof. Stefan Hagel

Professor Stefan Hagel performing Ancient Greek Music at palaestra et odeum - Lund - Sweden. Instruments: Greek Kithara & Aulos
Ancient Egyptian Music and Dancing
Image by Jan van der Crabben

Ancient Egyptian Music and Dancing

This painting from the Tomb of Nebamun (c. 1350 BCE) shows women making music and other almost naked women dancing.
Western Classical Music, c. 1700-1950
Image by Simeon Netchev

Western Classical Music, c. 1700-1950

An infographic showcasing the evolution of musical styles and the creative contributions of a plethora of classical composers through four distinct periods in art history: Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, and Modernism.
Ancient Greek Dance
Definition by Nathalie Choubineh

Ancient Greek Dance

In ancient Greece, dance had a significant presence in everyday life. The Greeks not only danced on many different occasions, but they also recognized several non-performative activities such as ball-playing or rhythmic physical exercise...
Red-Figure Hydria Music Lesson
Image by British Museum

Red-Figure Hydria Music Lesson

Close-up of a red-figure vase painting depicting a music lesson. In this section, two men play music while a boy and cat (alternately identified as a young panther) sit on the side. Attributed to "The Agrigento Painter". Produced in Attica...
Music in the Tuileries Gardens by Manet
Image by National Gallery, London

Music in the Tuileries Gardens by Manet

An 1862 oil on canvas painting, Music in the Tuileries Gardens, by Edouard Manet (1832-83), the French modernist painter. This work has often been called the first modern painting since it broke the artistic convention that artists avoided...
The Greek God Apollo: The Myths of the Olympian God of Music, Medicine, the Sun and Archery
Video by Kelly Macquire

The Greek God Apollo: The Myths of the Olympian God of Music, Medicine, the Sun and Archery

The god Apollo in Greek mythology is the Olympian god of, well, quite a lot! Apollo is associated with the bow, music, divination, the sun, poetry, healing and medicine and, who would have thought, plagues. He was one of the most loved gods...
Ancient Egyptian Dance and Music
Video by Kelly Macquire

Ancient Egyptian Dance and Music

In Ancient Egyptian society, both dance and music were highly valued. They were integral to creation and communication with the gods and there was an intrinsic link between music and dance and the divine. The goddess Hathor was associated...
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