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Here’s a 30-second video footage of Book Seven (?) of the Iliad sung in Greek Cypriot dialect along with music :) The music...



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Video @ 2019-10-03 15:35:40 GMT

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Here’s a 30-second video footage of Book Seven (?) of the Iliad sung in Greek Cypriot dialect along with music :) The music sounds an awful lot like the one we sing the hymns with in Greek Orthodox churches, so I guess that the church was strongly inspired by ancient Greek music too?

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greek-mythologies reblogged with comment12 days ago

Thank you for your input! And I agree with what you said about the addition of music bringing life into the text! I think I read somewhere (can’t remember the source) that the Homeric epics were probably sung aloud in ancient Greece as well, instead of spoken aloud. There’s also Erotokritos, a medieval Cretan epic, that’s also widely sung in traditional Cretan tunes and that has even been adapted into opera by Greek composer Yannis Makropoulos. Post

alatismeni-theitsa reblogged with comment13 days ago

Thus breathes life to the text!! I believe that Byzantine music has been greatly shaped by the ancient one, since the culture is a continuation and those melodies didn’t come out of nowhere. In the first days of Christianity people were using old temples (or parts of them, sadly) as Christian churches so I don’t see why they wouldn’t have adapted their music the same way. Post

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