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(Βακχεῖος/Bakcheîos, i.e. 'Dionysius') dedicated a work on music theory to Konstantinos [1] Porphyrogennetos (905-959); The introduction survives, on the imprecision of the senses, aimed at introducing the κανών/kanṓn, and the proportions of the consonant intervals, the eleventh and the whole tone.



F. Bellermann (ed.), Anonymi scriptio de musica, 1841 

E. Pöhlmann, s. v. Bakcheios, MGG1 15, 422-424.

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Najock, Dietmar (Berlin), “Pseudo-Bakcheios”, 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 12 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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