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  • Thomas J. Mathiesen


A song accompanying the movement of the celebrants in a religious procession. Proclus states in Useful Knowledge: ‘It is said to be a prosodion when they process to the altars or temples, and in processing, it was sung to the accompaniment of the aulos. But the hymn, properly speaking, was sung to the accompaniment of the kithara while they stood’. The inscription preceding the second Delphic paean (...

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