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Ancient Greek Music Theory in the Context of Historiography: Filling a Lacuna in the Study of the Greek Systema Teleion — The Music of Ancient Greece: An Encyclopaedia (1978) by Solon Michaelides

During the era of humanism, spanning the period from approximately 1400 to 1600, people of various paths of life and disciplines displayed a keen interest in the discovery of the ancient fascination with learning, an endeavour which took those interested in this inquiry back in time to the centuries prior to the common era (B.C.E.), and as such to the Greek, Byzantine, Judaic, and Arabic traditions. This fascination and preoccupation with various disciplines, such as the quadrivium, comprising arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music, and the trivium, comprising grammar, dialectics, and rhetoric, with the disciplines of the quadrivium and trivium also known as the artes liberales, key to the curriculum of the facultas artium, furthermore the artes mechanicae, and finally those disciplines located outside the realm of these two categories of classifications, such as theology, medicine, and law, all situated within the university curriculum, in turn rendered invaluable insights into the theory and practice of each discipline identified during the Greek and Byzantine eras and also during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.