Soothing Lyres and epodai: Music Therapy and the Cases of Orpheus, Empedocles and David

@inproceedings{Provenza2014SoothingLA,
  title={Soothing Lyres and epodai: Music Therapy and the Cases of Orpheus, Empedocles and David},
  author={A. Provenza},
  year={2014}
}
The psychagogic efficacy of music, namely its power to act on the soul in such a way as to influence characters and behaviors, and even health,1 is based in ancient Greek thought on a likeness between soul and musical harmony.2 This idea involves also a “harmonious” order distinguishing human physis as being a part of the world order (kosmos), as it is possible to notice at least since the time of the pre-Socratics. From many of the surviving fragments of their works3 we learn of the shift of… Expand
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