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Aulos (Gk.; Lat. tibia).locked

  • Annie Bélis


A Greek reed instrument. It was the most important of the ancient Greek wind instruments. (The term has often been mistranslated ‘flute’ by modern scholars.)

The aulos occupied an important place in Greek civilization. Information about the instrument and its use is to be found in many and varied sources extending over a period of some ten centuries. The sources fall into three main categories: texts and written records, iconographic sources and archaeological sources....

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