Mimesis

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    • Publication Information:
      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
    • Publication Date:
      2001
    • Abstract:
      (Gk. mimēsis: ‘imitation’, ‘representation’) A term found in Greek literature from the final years of the 5th century bce referring to an aesthetic ideal underlying music and art (see Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 156; Frogs, 109). From the beginning it was used primarily in relation to art and dramatic poetry, but it came to be employed also in discussions of music and particularly of musical Ethos , with reference to harmoniai and rhythms. Damon and Plato show particular interest in such questions. Plato's discussion of mimesis in the Laws (ii, 667e–673d), for example, rejects the virtuosity that forms an inescapable part of solo instrumental music; but his real concern is the absence of text in this type of music. For Plato, text was essential if music was to be capable of mimesis. He makes it clear that when he speaks of musical mimesis, he means music's capacity to affect ethos, not the mere imitation of sounds (...
    • ISBN:
      978-1-56159-263-0
      1-56159-263-3
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722
    • Online Access: https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722
    • Accession Number:
      edsomo.18722
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MATHIESEN, T. J. . author. Mimesis. Oxford Music Online, [s. l.], 2001. DOI 10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.18722. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mathiesen TJ. author. Mimesis. Oxford Music Online. 2001. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722
    • APA:
      Mathiesen, T. J. . author. (2001). Mimesis. Oxford Music Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mathiesen, Thomas J., author. 2001. “Mimesis.” Oxford Music Online. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722.
    • Harvard:
      Mathiesen, T. J. . author (2001) ‘Mimesis’, Oxford Music Online. doi: 10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mathiesen, TJ. author 2001, ‘Mimesis’, Oxford Music Online, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mathiesen, Thomas J. ..author. “Mimesis.” Oxford Music Online, 2001. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mathiesen, Thomas J., author. “Mimesis.” Oxford Music Online, 2001. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.18722.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mathiesen TJ. author. Mimesis. Oxford Music Online [Internet]. 2001 [cited 2020 Nov 27]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.18722