Sapphoand_Kassia

Sapphoand_Kassia - Sappho-(ca. b. 612 BCE-d ca. 567 BCE)...

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Sappho-(ca. b. 612 BCE-d ca. 567 BCE) Composer of lyric poetry (poems intended to be sung with lyre accompaniment) Believed to have lived in Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos until she was exiled to Sicily She was well known for her unique poetic meters that were later called Sapphic meters and used by future poets. She write her poetry in the first person (unique) and described how love and loss impacted her life and for solo performance She “invented” the mixolydian style/mode (what we now call the Locrian mode) (Plato associated this mode with lamentation and in his writings “the Republic” banished it from his ideal world) Often represented playing the barbitos (lyre) commonly associated with Dionysus She is also attributed with the development of a new musical instrument (or possibly two) called the pektis and/or magadis Only 1 of her poems exists in almost completion, the remainder of her work is in short fragments. Kassia (ca805-10-ca 867 CE)
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ATH 101 taught by Professor Brix during the Spring '08 term at Canisius College.

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