Music of ancient Rome
The music of ancient Rome was a part of Roman culture from earliest times. Music was customary at funerals, and the tibia (Greek aulos), a woodwind instrument, was played at sacrifices to ward off ill...
Music of ancient Rome - Music from Ancient Rome part I
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Lyre
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Aulos
An aulos (Ancient Greek: αὐλός, plural αὐλοί, auloi) or tibia (Latin) was an ancient Greek wind instrument, depicted often in art and also attested by archaeology.An aulete (αὺλητής, aulētēs) was...
Tympanum (hand drum)
In ancient Greece and Rome, the tympanum or tympanon (Ancient Greek: τύμπανον), was a type of frame drum or tambourine. It was circular, shallow, and beaten with the palm of the hand or a stick. ...
Buccina
A buccina (Latin: buccina) or bucina (Latin: būcina), anglicized buccin or bucine, is a brass instrument that was used in the ancient Roman army, similar to the Cornu. An aeneator who blew a b...
Aeneator
An aeneator (Latin: aēneātor or ahēneātor) refers to a classical Roman professional performer of a horn who was attached to a Roman military unit. The word comes from Latin aēneus or ahēneus, "bra...
Roman tuba
The tuba of ancient Rome is a military signal trumpet, quite different from the modern tuba. The tuba (from Latin tubus, "tube") was produced around 500 BC. Its shape was straight, in contrast to the...
Cornu (horn)
A cornu or cornum (Latin: cornū, cornūs or cornum, "horn," plural cornua, sometimes translated misleadingly as "cornet") was an ancient Roman "brass" instrument about 3 m (9.8 ft) long i...
Lyre
The lyre (Greek: λύρα, lýra) is a string instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later. The lyre is similar in appearance to a small harp but with distinct differences. The word ...
Byzantine lyra
The Byzantine lyra or lira (Greek: λύρα) was a medieval bowed string musical instrument in the Byzantine Empire. In its popular form the lyra was a pear-shaped instrument with three to five string...
Marsyas
In Greek mythology, the satyr Marsyas (/ˈmɑrsiəs/; Greek: Μαρσύας) is a central figure in two stories involving death: in one, he picked up the double flute (aulos) that had been abandoned by Athena ...
Water organ
The water organ or hydraulic organ (Greek: ὕδραυλις) (early types are sometimes called hydraulis, hydraulos, hydraulus or hydraula) is a type of pipe organ blown by air, where the power source pus...
Flaccus (composer)
Flaccus is a composer from the 2nd century BC, of whom little is known. He was either a freedman or a slave of one of Terence's patrons and wrote musical scores for Terence's comedies (playing or comp...