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Byzantine Music

Musicology: Neobyzantine Octoechos

In a modified form the octoechos is still regarded as the foundation of the tradition of monodic Orthodox chant today, known as Neobyzantine Octoechos. From a Phanariot point of view, the re-formulation of the Octoechos and its melodic models according to the New Method was neither a simplification of the Byzantine tradition nor an adaption [...]

Byzantine Music - Mystras

Musicology: Papadic Octoechos

Papadic Octoechos exists until the 18th century. Until 1204 neither the Hagia Sophia nor any other cathedral of the Byzantine Empire did abandon its habits, and the Hagiopolitan eight mode system came into use not earlier than in the mixed rite of Constantinople, after the patriarchate and the court had returned from their exile in [...]

Byzantine Music Theme

Musicology: Hagiopolitan Octoechos

The Octoechos as a liturgical concept which established an organization of the calendar into eight-week cycles, was the invention of monastic hymnographers at Mar Saba in Palestine and in Constantinople. It was formally accepted in the Quinisext Council of 692, which also aimed to replace the exegetic poetry of the kontakion and other homiletic poetry, [...]

Octoechos

Musicology: Octoechos

Oktōēchos (here transcribed “Octoechos”; Greek: ὁ Ὀκτώηχος [okˈtóixos]; from ὀκτώ “eight” and ἦχος “sound, mode” called echos; Slavonic: Осмогласие, Osmoglasie from о́смь “eight” and гласъ, Glagolitic: ⰳⰾⰰⱄⱏ, “voice, sound”) is the name of the eight-mode system used for the composition of religious chant in Byzantine, Syrian, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Latin and Slavic churches since the [...]

Mythology - Greece

Mythology: Amalthea

Depending on the version of the myth one reads, Amalthea (Greek: Amalteia; meaning abundance, generosity) was either a goat, or a nymph, or even both. Whichever the case may be, the role played by her was largely the same as she was the one who raised him and kept him safe, hidden in a cave [...]

Musicology

Meaning in music vs Meaning in language (Part 3)

In the previous articles we arrived to the conclusion that meaning has to be assigned to sound so that the sound would be capable of communicating a message. It is our human need to assign meaning, since we strive to grasp the universe in its complexity. Art, may as well be nothing more or less [...]

Filfla of Malta

Science: Rocky Islet

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Mythology - Greece

Mythology (Index)

The term mythology can refer either to a collection of myths (a mythos, e.g., Inca mythology) or to the study of myths (e.g., comparative mythology). In folkloristics, a myth is a sacred narrative usually explaining how the world or humankind came to be in its present form, although, in a very broad sense, the word [...]

Danae Tsiligkiri

Profile: Danae Tsiligkiri

Danae Tsiligkiri was born in Preveza, Greece.  Living in a seaside town had major effect in her life, so after graduating from college she began her studies in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the National and Technical University of Athens. Meanwhile, in 2007 she received her sailing diploma at the Offshore Sailing School (Yacht [...]

Stonehenge

Documentary: Stonehenge Rediscovered

In their majority, great mysteries seem to be just cases of forgotten knowledge or lore. Thus Stonehenge follows those same principals. Cracking its meaning and purpose, demands a deep understanding of both culture and psychology of the part of the humanity that was made for and by. Having said that, it’s made clear that in [...]

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