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The Ocarina - Ancient Wind Instrument
Video by Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Ocarina - Ancient Wind Instrument

Samuel Bouchet of Terre di Suoni demonstrates the different sounds of ocarinas. Ocarinas are musical instruments made of clay that people all over the world have made throughout the ages. Find out more about Terre di Suoni: - http://terredisuoni.com/en/...
Prof. Stefan Hagel: hellenistic aulos
Video by Sandy Szypowska

Prof. Stefan Hagel: hellenistic aulos

Prof. Stefan Hagel plays the hellenestic auloi, and wears a phorbeia, the cheek restraint wrapped around his face.
The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece
Video by Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece

The Seikilos Stele contains the the oldest complete song and dates to c.100 BCE. This video explores how the stele was found and how the song sounds; it is sung at 2:28 As long as you live, shine forth do not at all grieve, Life exists...
How to Play an Ancient African Rock Gong
Video by The British Museum

How to Play an Ancient African Rock Gong

The British Museum invited Dr Cornelia Kleinitz, an archaeologist specialising in rock art, and Liam Williamson, a modern rock drummer, to try and discover how a rock gong might have been played. This was the result. Rock gongs are a...
Reconstructing the Kithara of Ancient Greece
Video by Michael Levy

Reconstructing the Kithara of Ancient Greece

A 'live' performance of my composition, "The Golden Age of Pericles" on the wonderfully recreated Kithara of the Golden Age of Classical Greece - hand-made in modern Greece by Lutherios: http://en.luthieros.com/ This piece is actually...
Cincinnatus at Schönbrunn
Image by Maclemo

Cincinnatus at Schönbrunn

Statue of Roman statesman Cincinnatus (528 - 430 BCE) in Schönbrunn, Austria.
Red-figured Hydria - Dance Training Session
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Red-figured Hydria - Dance Training Session

Red-figured hydria (water-jar) displaying a dance-training (gymnopaida) session. Two young girls practice dancing under the supervision of a female and a male tutor. The girls wear short tunics (chiton) and take identical steps towards each...
Odysseus and the Sirens (NAM, Athens, 1130)
Image by James Lloyd

Odysseus and the Sirens (NAM, Athens, 1130)

NAM, Athens, 1130. Late 6th century BCE. This lekythos (perfume vessel) depicts the story of Odyssey, 12, where Odysseus is tied to his ship's mast in order to hear the music of the sirens, but to be restrained from straying into their danger...
The Seven Liberal Arts
Image by Herrad von Landsberg

The Seven Liberal Arts

Education personified. Philosophy sits in the center surrounded by the Seven Liberal Arts: Rhetoric, Dialectic, Grammar, Mathematics, Geometry, Music, and Astronomy. Illustration from "Hortus deliciarum" by Herrad von Landsberg (c. 1180...
Marble calyx-krater with reliefs of maidens and dancing maenads
Image by New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marble calyx-krater with reliefs of maidens and dancing maenads

"The peristyle courtyards and gardens of the villas belonging to wealthy Romans were filled with fountains, sculpture, and monumental ornaments such as this vase. Many of these decorative works were eclectic combinations of shapes and motifs...