Calymna Silver Stater
Silver stater from Calymna, Caria, 600-550 BCE. O: Male head in crested helmet. R: Lyre in incuse square.
Cycladic Harp Player Figurine
A 28cm high, marble harp player from the Cycladic islands, 2700-2300 BCE. It is one of the earliest representations...
Delos Silver Drachm
Silver drachm from Delos, Cyclades, late 6th century BCE. O: Lyre (R: incuse square).
Detail of Kithara Strings
A komast ('after-party reveler') plays his kithara. The body of the instrument is shown in red, the arms in white. The...
Documents of Ancient Greek Music: The Extant Melodies and Fragments
In some ways, the title ‘Documents of Ancient Greek Music’ (DAGM) is slightly misleading, since some two-thirds...
Euripides, Orestes, 338-44: Musical Fragment
This papyrus was written around 200 BCE in Hermopolis, Egypt, and contains seven fragmentary lines (338–344) from...
First performance of the reproduction Hydraulis Organ at Bath
Alexander Henshaw plays the reproduction Roman Hydraulis, assisted by designer Richard Ellam. The apparently authentic...
Greek Double Aulos
The ancient Greek double aulos (diaulos) consisted of two pipes (auloi) attached at the mouthpiece and sometimes held...
Lasus of Hermione
Lasus of Hermione was a celebrated 6th century BCE Greek lyric poet and musician credited with making significant innovations...
Luthieros Music Instruments: Creators of the Lyre 2.0 Project
For the ancient Greeks, music was viewed, quite literally, as a gift from the gods. It was an integral part...