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Anonymi Bellermann
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Three Greek music treatises, Anon. 2 and 3, probably later than  Nicomachus. Anon. 1 (1-11): on the notation of rhythm and articulation, taken from Anon. 3 (83-93). Anon. 2 (12-28): outline of musical doctrine, esp. harmonics, in the tradition of Aristoxenus. Anon. 3 (29-104): in Part 1 (up to 66) in particular excerpts from Aristoxenus on harmony (tone, interval, system, scale, pitch (τόνος), metabole, melopoiia); the transposition scales are still unexplained, διάστημα and σύστημα are confused and names of tones and melopoiia saved for consideration later (6…

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Najock, Dietmar (Berlin), “Anonymi Bellermann”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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