Any investigation into the achievements accomplished by the ancient Greeks in acoustics needs to start off with the development of the Pythagorean theory of music with special reference to the relations between music and mathematics which the theory establishes. Much more than bare indications allows the author to infer that the results of Pythagorean research into this field were applied to speech sounds. Pythagorean musical research is therefore presupposed by the study among the ancient Greeks of the acoustic phenomenology of the human voice and the physiology of the organs serving the purpose of producing it.
|Title of host publication||Musica, Culti E Riti Nell'Occidente Greco|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|