Seminar Description

8th Seminar for Ancient Greek & Roman Music

"Music in Aristotle Politics Book VIII"

3 -10 July 2011, Corfu

The eighth Seminar for Ancient Greek and Roman Music in the Music Department of the Ionian University at Corfu will take place this summer, 3 to 10 July 2011, supported by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.

This year's proceedings will focus on Book VIII of Aristotle's Politics, a fundamental text for our understanding of Greek views on music and education. In the course of the week, seminars on this text will be conducted by three well-known specialists in ancient musicology: Andrew Barker, Egert Pöhlmann, and Eleonora Rocconi. For those who need them there will also be preparatory classes, designed to introduce students to the texts and to relevant musical technicalities; and in the evenings there will be lectures on a variety of topics connected with the music of the ancient world.

The seminar sessions will take place at the magnificent historical locations of the Mon Repos Villa and the Ionian Academy. Participation fees amount to 200 euros. Student accommodation at a very low cost will be provided in the university dormitories; the number of places is limited, so booking in advance to secure participation is crucial. The full program will be announced in due course.

For more information contact the organizers: Dr Petros Andriotis email: [] and Prof Panos Vlagopoulos email: [].