Ancient Greece – Music & Creativity

Posted: December 8, 2013 by ACE of Greece in Uncategorized
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TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. We all love music, well so did the Ancient Greeks. Every aspect of Greek life was enhanced by song: history, poetry, theater, sports and even astronomy. Ancient Greece is often associated with pottery, art, and epic tales of heroic deeds done by being that are far more god-like than the mortals that reside on this planet. Music takes a place in that as well. Ancient Greek life, or at least the parts of it we know through architectural and literature investigation, contained an extensive amount of music. In fact, almost everything that the ancient Greeks participated in was accompanied by music. Within this society, music, song, and dance were seen as being the most characteristic manifestations of a peaceful community. By fact, music was so important to Greek philosopher Plato that he claimed the music we listen to directly affects our ethics. This short video by Tim Hansen whom wonders what Plato might have to say about the music we listen to today.

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