Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Meibom, Marcus
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Danish ancient philologist and historian of music. Born 1630 (?) in Tønning (Schleswig), died Utrecht 1710. Active at the court of Queen Christina of Sweden around 1652, later prof. at Sorø (Denmark) and the Athenaeum in Amsterdam (to 1670?).

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M.’s chief work was the 1652 publication of his treatise on ancient Greek music [1], compiling musicological writings by Aristoxenus, Euclid, Nicomachus of Gerasa, Alypius, Gaudentius, Bacchius and Aristides together with his own …

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Meibom, Marcus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00469>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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