This month’s podcast is with Spencer Klavan, host of the Young Heretics podcast, assistant editor of the Claremont Review of Books and The American Mind, and author of Music in Ancient Greece: Melody, Rhythm, and Life.
We discuss the role music played in the ancient world, the new discoveries that have been found in this previously mysterious field, as well as the fascinating intersection between music, cosmology and education.
Additional Note from Spencer: The Mesomedes hymns were published in 1581 by Vincenzo Galilei. I believe I said that the documents of ancient greek music notation have been around since the 18th century. They’ve actually been around longer than that–modern scholars have known about them since the 16th century, but many of them weren’t discovered until the 18th century.
You can get Spencer’s Book, Music in Ancient Greece: Melody, Rhythm, and Life, here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/music-in-ancient-greece-9781350119949/