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  • The Discovery Of The Lyre

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    Mesopotamia is the Bull-Headed Lyre. The discovery of the lyre has reinvented the way that history professionals evaluate early human civilization. The Bull-Headed Lyre has impacted history by creating a foundation for an expression of beliefs about wealth in the Sumerian culture. This will be examined through a visual analysis of the Bull-Headed Lyre, evaluating its discovery, and analyzing its representation of wealth. There is a lot of meaning behind the Bull-Headed Lyre. The bull’s head is a representation

  • Princess Atyah Song Analysis

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    It was the year 1929, and the oldest discovered piece of ancient sheet music was inscribed on a stone tablet unearthed in a Hurrian ruin near Lake Van, Turkey. The lyre piece, translated from Hurrian as “Princess Atyah’s Song” was then transcribed and interpreted by modern string aficionado Michael E. Levy into a contemporary rendition at an Ancient History symposium in Chicago. It was perhaps an ill-fated decision, to take something filled with some much sacred potential, and bring it into the modern

  • Why Did Hermes Have Done Wrong

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    After Hermes mischievously stole Apollo’s cattle but gave him a lyre in exchange for the animals, everyone was under the impression that Hermes and Apollo had made up. Even the all-knowing Zeus was confident that the brothers were friends again, however Apollo’s twin sister Artemis was not convinced. Although Apollo had been pleased with the lyre, she did not think it was enough of a consensus for what Hermes had done. Rather, Artemis wanted to get back at Hermes for stealing from their brother

  • The Sound Box Of The Great Lyre Analysis

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    Heroic Trials of Ancient Greece and the Near East Various pieces of art found thousands of years ago depict characters based on certain events and legends. I will be analyzing two works of art: The Sound Box of the Great Lyre, a wooden music box (33 x 11 cm) found in present-day Iraq c. 2600-2500 BCE, and Lapith Fighting a Centaur, a high metope relief (1.42 m) on the side of the Parthenon in Ancient Greece c. 447-432 BCE. The former represents a bull with a low relief under its head, depicting

  • Zeus, The Lyre And Silver Bow And Arrows

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    morality for humanity and divinity, however, if this was true why in the Iliad does it allude to there being an uprising against him by Poseidon, Hera and Athena? 2. The two instruments associated with Apollo are the lyre and silver bow and arrows. Through the lyre he is shown to be passionate and compassionate to others. This signifies his role as a musical god, one that is enthralled with competition, but also in tune with (humanoid) emotions. Since, he is in touch with himself (his emotions)

  • Harmony Theory In Phaedo By Plato

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    Clearly the harmony of the lyre is not immortal. Harmony doesn’t survive the lyre, but rather is dependent upon the lyre. The lyre is similar to the human body and soul. Harmony is divine and incorporeal. However, the human body is much like the lyre in that it is both corporeal and visible. Because the lyre is held together in the proper way and at the right degrees, it is able to exist just as the soul does only through

  • Music In Ancient Mesopotamia And Egypt

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    such as; idiophones, membranophones, aerophones, and chordophones. This showed that even in one of the world’s earliest civilization, music played an important role in people’s everyday lives. One of the most known instrument from this time is the Lyre (Figure 1). Having this knowledge, allows a chance to look at how music intertwines into the lives of the ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians. The idiophone is one of the simplest instrument of the ones listed. An

  • Hermes: Winged Messenger Of The Greek Gods

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    This myth was also important to Hermes because he started to become a musician by creating a lyre instrument.Another myth that Hermes completed was that he stole a herd of cow’s belongings from his brother Apollo to complete the lyre. In order of Hermes to complete the lyre, he needed at least seven strings. After Apollo finding out that Hermes stole his cow’s, he got furious and told Zeus. This myth is important because he had listened

  • Music On Greek Theatre And Religion

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    from weddings and funerals, to banquets and religious festivals. Education and Drama were also parts of Ancient Greek life to which music was integral. Many of the instruments used in Ancient Greek music were thought to be created by the gods. The lyre by Hermes, the aulos by Athena, and the panpipes by Pan. The nine muses personified the various aspects of music in the broader sense of the term. Calliope represented epic poetry and rhetoric, Cleo’s domain was history, Erato signified singing, Euterpe

  • Aristotle 's Theory Of Morality

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    As Aristotle emphasizes, the field of ethics is concerned with the well-being of the city as a whole, not as much with individual well-being (NE I.2, 1094b). On an individual basis, the distinct human function has no significant moral role. However, when practicality is stressed over theory, the moral significance of that distinct function becomes more integral. Aristotle’s account of the highest good in Book I of Nichomachean Ethics concerns the the general desire for happiness: it serves as a