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Echo
(364 words)

(ἠχώ; ēchṓ).

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[1] Origin and propagation of sound

The origin and propagation of sound is explained as (contiguous) air moved by a blow ( Acoustics); its reflection within a sound box (reverberation) or on a suitable, usually a smooth object, conceived of as reversal (resounding, echo), is also included in this explanation (Theophr. de sensu 9 [Empedocles], 53 [Democritus]; Aristot. An. 2,8, 419b 25ff., Probl. 11,6,899a 24-25 and 11,8,899b 25f…

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Krafft, Fritz (Marburg/Lahn) and Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Echo”, 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 23 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e326110>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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