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Music
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I. Ancient Near East

Music played a significant role in all areas of life of the Ancient Near East, but textual and iconographical evidence is mainly limited to its role in court life and the cultic-religious sphere. The making of music (Sumerian ‘nam-nar’, Akkadian ‘nārūtu’), already a highly specialized area as early as the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC, belonged to the fund…

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Volk, Konrad (Tübingen), Hickmann, Ellen (Hannover), Seidel, Hans (Markkleeberg) and Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin), “Music”, 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 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e812740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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