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De Musica

Ed. by Jacobsson, Martin

With an introd. by Jacobsson, Martin / Dorfbauer, Lukas J.

Series:Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 102

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    March 2017
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    Aims and Scope

    This is the first critical edition of all six books of Augustine’s De musica. Originally meant as part of a series of treatises on the liberal arts, it is especially important because of its presentation of metrics. Book six offers a theological discussion of perception based on the concept of numerus ("rhythm"). Thus, De musica is a fascinating document of Augustine’s intellectual development from secular learning to Christian philosophy.


    viii, 237 pages
    Latin, English
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    Augustine of Hippo; Liberal Arts; Ancient Metrics; Theory of Music

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    Martin Jacobsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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