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Ptolemais of Cyrene (c.3rd century BCE)


c. 3rd century BCE
Tolmeita, Libya

Was a harmonic theorist, author of Pythagorean Principles of Music (Πυθαγορικὴ τῆς μουσικῆς στοιχείωσις). She lived perhaps in the 3rd century BC, and “certainly not after the first century AD.

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See Also:

  • Andrew Barker, Greek Musical Writings, vol. 2, Harmonic and Acoustic Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989, pp. 239–242,
  • Levin, Flora R. Greek Reflections on the Nature of Music, Cambridge University Press, 2009, Chapter 7: “Aisthēsis and Logos: A Single Continent”
  • Plant, Ian Michael, ed. Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome: An Anthology.
  • Wikipedia –
Publications by Ptolemais of Cyrene (c.3rd century BCE)

The Pythagorean Principles of Music