Music in Rites. Some Thoughts about the Function of Music in Ancient Greek Cults

Jana Kubatzki


This paper deals with the important role of music in ancient Greek cult practices. It will explore the types of music that were played and research the effect music may have had on specific cult ceremonies. As this paper will show, music served to support the religious act and enabled a secure line of communication with the divine sphere. The paper is based on the results of the author’s doctoral thesis which deals with the role of music in ancient Greek processions.

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