Third International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2003)

Florence, Italy
December 10-12, 2003

Lucretius, Song and Music: A Historical Approach

Chantal Gabrielli

Department of Antiquities 'G. Pasquali', University of Florence, Florence, Italy

The Latin poet Titus Lucretius Caro (I century B.C.), speaking of the origins of music in his work De rerum natura, expresses an interesting opinion on the scientific and technological progress that man has attained over the course of time.

Index Terms. Interdisciplinary paper, History of music, Song

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Gabrielli, Chantal (2003): "Lucretius, song and music: a historical approach", In MAVEBA-2003, 191-193.