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Ancient Greek Music and Board Games

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I am going to make a presentation of all the types of ancient Greek lyres (the lyre of Sappho, the lyre of Hermes, the Cithara of the Golden Age, the Phorminx of the time of Ulises and more) but, mostly, I am going to play and listen in real time the differences and the beauty of sound of all these ancient music instruments. I am going to talk about Hermes and Apollo, the Ancient Greek music system and the oldest surviving melody, the Epitaph of Seikilo. Whats more, I am going to play ancient Greek board games but also listen to the famous (contemporary) Greek bouzouki and a bendir (one of the oldest type of percussions). I am going to combine academic research and study with Mythology using the universal language of Music.


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• Seikilo, Vasileos Irakleiou 4, Thessaloniki 54633 Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team behind Seikilo have done such an amazing work to bring to us all the history of ancient Greek music and instruments. We visited this place on our recent family trip to Thessaloniki and I can definitely say that it was an amazing experience!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank demetrism77
Reviewed June 30, 2019

As a professional musician knowledgeable in early music, I couldn't be more surprised to find what Seikilo offers in such a modest establishment. The instruments are well researched; they look lovely and sound amazing. Theodore gave us a pleasant and accessible tour which everyone enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank limorshiponi
Reviewed June 14, 2019

In this show room you can see ancient lyres as appeared in Homeric Hymn and ancient board games. It is a must!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Athina P
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Interesting story and impressive activities, they do in terms of Ancient musical instruments creating. Touching music, passionate guide!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank JuliaR1762
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Just awesome, highly recommended for everyone! I admire what these people are doing, really professional and passionate about their culture!

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