Greek Esoteric Music Theory


  1. Anderson, Warren D. Music and Musicians in Ancient Greece. Cornell Univ. Press, 1994.

  2. Barker, Andrew. Greek Musical Writings, 2 vols. Cambridge University Press, 1984 (v.I), 1989 (v.II). The principal writings of Ancient Greek musicology, translated into English with extensive notes.

  3. Godwin, Joscelyn. Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde. Inner Traditions, 1995.

  4. Godwin, Joscelyn. The Harmony of the Spheres: A Sourcebook of the Pythagorean Tradition in Music. Inner Traditions, 1993.

  5. Godwin, Joscelyn. Music, Mysticism and Magic: A Sourcebook. Arkana, 1986.

  6. Godwin, Joscelyn. The Mystery of the Seven Vowels. Phanes, 1991.

  7. Nicomachus. The Manual of Harmonics of Nicomachus the Pythagorean, transl. & commentary by Flora R. Levin. Phanes, 1994. Also translated by Barker (vol. II, ch. 10). Nicomachus lived around the end of the first century CE.

  8. Pole, William. The Philosophy of Music, 6th ed. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1924.

  9. Wellesz, Egon. "Music in the Treatises of Greek Gnostics and Alchemists," pp. 145-58.

  10. Werner, Eric. "The Origin of the Eight Modes of Music (Octoechos)," Hebrew Union College Annual, Vol. XXI (1948), pp. 211-55.

  11. Winnington-Ingram, R. P. Mode in Ancient Greek Music. Adolf M. Hakkert, 1968.

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