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Cleonides
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(Κλεονείδης; Kleoneídēs). Presumably the author of an Εἰσαγωγὴ ἁρμονική/Eisagōgḕ harmonikḗ (‘Introduction to Harmonics) in Aristoxenian tradition ( Aristoxenus [1]), perhaps 2nd cent. AD. The subject matter of harmonics -- notes, intervals, scale, system, key (τόνος/tónos), metabole, melopoeia -- is clearly presented in subdivisions, definitions and examples, the note names (3f.) are in circuitous lists. Intervals (5) are differentiated by five categories, tone systems (8) by seven; in addition, there are complet…

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Najock, Dietmar (Berlin), “Cleonides”, 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 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e616420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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