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Ed. by Jacobsson, Martin
With an introd. by Jacobsson, Martin / Dorfbauer, Lukas J.
Series:Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 102
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
- English, Latin
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- Source Edition
- Augustine of Hippo; Liberal Arts; Ancient Metrics; Theory of Music