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14th Moisa Research Seminar on Ancient Greek and Roman Music "Music in Pausanias´ Guide to Gree

The Moisa Research Seminar will take place from 2 to 6 July 2019 in Bressanone/Brixen (Italy) with the commitment of Padua University and of its Department of Cultural Heritage. Following the customary format, originated in Corfu in 2004 and after five years in Riva del Garda (Italy) under the auspices of the Arion Society, the programme will comprise morning sessions devoted to the study of the particular text as well as a series of evening lectures on other issues of interest. In 2019, we shall focus on Music in Pausanias’ Guide to Greece, looking especially the traces of ancient music in the ten books concerning the musical regions and oral tradition. It will be the first time that Pausanias’ text is analyzed from the musicological perspective.

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 02-03-04-05-06/07/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Casa della Gioventù, Università di Padova, Brixen/Bresannone (Italy)





The morning seminars (10am–1pm) will be led by Prof. Egert Pöhlmann (University of Erlangen), Prof. Donatella Restani (University of Bologna), Prof. Daniela Castaldo (University of Salento), Prof. Ian Rutherford (University of Reading), and Prof. Angelo Meriani (University of Salerno).

This year we will welcome the following speakers:

02.07.2019 Egert Pöhlmann (University of Erlangen) The Hymn of Mesomedes on Antinous (inscription of Courion, Mitford no. 104) and its finding place, the sanctuary of Apollon Hylatas in Courion

03.07.2019 John Franklin (University of Vermont) New Ancient Music for Euripides’ Helen

04.07.2019 Sylvain Perrot (University of Strasbourg) The soundscape of an ancient Greek city: the case study of Delos

05.07.2019 Silvia Tessari (University of Padua) Music in non-technical Byzantine literature: Cosmas Indicopleustes and Niketas Choniates

Sofia Di Mambro (University of Padua) The music compendium attributed to Psellus: some remarks about the ancient harmonic theory in the School of Constantinople

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