2016 Symposium Cumanum: Music in the time of Vergil – 21-22-23-24/06/2016, Cuma (Italy)
The last twenty-five years have seen a marked increase in scholarship dedicated to ancient Greek and Roman music. These studies have tended to concentrate on music in the Greek world, or to Rome of the early to mid-Republic, the time of Nero, or late antiquity. Yet music clearly played a highly significant role in the life and literature of Augustan Rome. Vergil and his contemporaries refer repeatedly to singing and to musical instruments; the Augustan age marked important developments in pantomime, which was to become the most popular form of musical entertainment in the Empire; images of music appear often in Augustan art; and this period witnessed refinements in the music that accompanied private convivia. This conference will bring together scholars from across the world to evaluate the musical context of Vergil’s poems.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Villa Vergiliana (Cuma,Italy)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Timothy J. Moore (Washington University in St. Louis)
PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA: disponible en PDF / program available in PDF / programma disponibile en PDF