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Huffman, C.A. 2012. Aristoxenus of Tarentum. Discussion , New Brunswick and London, Transaction Publishers. xviii, 382 pp. Pr. $59.95 (hb). ISBN 9781412843010

Huffman, C.A. 2012. Aristoxenus of Tarentum. Discussion , New Brunswick and London, Transaction... A series like the RUSCH, principally dedicated to the most prominent members of the Lyceum, could not be without a volume on Aristoxenus of Tarentum. Indeed, it seems that Aristoxenus was among the first pupils of the Lyceum, within which he achieved renown and authority, since on the death of Aristotle he could aspire to succeed him at the head of the school, as a debated tradition recounted in the lemma dedicated to him in the Suda would have us believe. From this lemma we also learn that Aristoxenus was an author of copious production (some 453 works!), which also shows a notable wealth of interests: music, philosophy, history, etc. The contributions in this volume, in part the fruits of a conference held at DePauw University in September 2009, take into consideration only part of Aristoxenus’ vast production, as the Editor explains in his brief preface, namely the two areas (music and biography) for which Aristoxenus was best known in antiquity and between which, it should be noted, points of contact emerge. A notable example, for instance, is the distinctive empiricism of Aristoxenus’ approach both to the study of music and to the composition of biographies. It is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Greek and Roman Musical Studies Brill

Huffman, C.A. 2012. Aristoxenus of Tarentum. Discussion , New Brunswick and London, Transaction Publishers. xviii, 382 pp. Pr. $59.95 (hb). ISBN 9781412843010

Greek and Roman Musical Studies , Volume 1 (1): 256 – Jan 1, 2013

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A series like the RUSCH, principally dedicated to the most prominent members of the Lyceum, could not be without a volume on Aristoxenus of Tarentum. Indeed, it seems that Aristoxenus was among the first pupils of the Lyceum, within which he achieved renown and authority, since on the death of Aristotle he could aspire to succeed him at the head of the school, as a debated tradition recounted in the lemma dedicated to him in the Suda would have us believe. From this lemma we also learn that Aristoxenus was an author of copious production (some 453 works!), which also shows a notable wealth of interests: music, philosophy, history, etc. The contributions in this volume, in part the fruits of a conference held at DePauw University in September 2009, take into consideration only part of Aristoxenus’ vast production, as the Editor explains in his brief preface, namely the two areas (music and biography) for which Aristoxenus was best known in antiquity and between which, it should be noted, points of contact emerge. A notable example, for instance, is the distinctive empiricism of Aristoxenus’ approach both to the study of music and to the composition of biographies. It is

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