The Structure of Plato's Dialogues and Greek Music Theory: A Response to J. B. Kennedy

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dc.contributor.author Mckay, John Z.
dc.contributor.author Rehding, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-11T16:36:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Mckay, John Z., and Alexander Rehding. 2011. “The Structure of Plato’s Dialogues and Greek Music Theory: A Response to J. B. Kennedy.” Apeiron 44, no. 4. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0003-6390 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12712855
dc.description.abstract J. B. Kennedy recently proposed a radical new interpretation of the Platonic dialogues, arguing that their stichometric structure is based in a Greek twelve-tone musical scale. We explore to what extent such an interpretation might be borne out historically by Greek music-theoretical traditions: the concept of scale, the significance of number 12 (on which Kennedy's theory is anchored), conceptual differences between Harmonicists and Pythagoreans, and the applicability of Kennedy's scale within the context of Plato's thought. While the statistical correlations Kennedy notes are intriguing, their foundation in Greek music-theoretical traditions proves problematic. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Music en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1515/apeiron.2011.021 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject J. B. Kennedy en_US
dc.subject Greek music en_US
dc.subject Plato en_US
dc.subject Pythagoreans en_US
dc.subject scale en_US
dc.title The Structure of Plato's Dialogues and Greek Music Theory: A Response to J. B. Kennedy en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Apeiron en_US
dash.depositing.author Rehding, Alexander
dc.date.available 2014-08-11T16:36:43Z

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