Greek Double Aulos

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published on 12 June 2012
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The ancient Greek double aulos (diaulos) consisted of two pipes (auloi) attached at the mouthpiece and sometimes held in place with a leather strap (forveia) to the player's face. The pipes could be of equal length or unequal, the latter giving a double, supporting melody. The sound produced was rich, rhythmical and penetrating, often in support to a male chorus. (Museum of Musical Instruments, Katakalon, Greece)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, June 12). Greek Double Aulos. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/686/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Double Aulos." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 12, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/686/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Double Aulos." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 12 Jun 2012. Web. 29 Nov 2020.

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