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Computer resurrects ancient Greek instrument

发布时间:2018-02-08 05:01:08来源:未知点击:

The crisp, bright sound of a stringed musical instrument that exists only in the artwork and lore of ancient Greece has finally been heard again – thanks to the number-crunching power of latter-day computer networks. Francesco de Mattia and colleagues at the Conservatory of Music in Salerno, Italy, wondered what an instrument introduced to Greece by a musician called Epigonus in AD 180 might have sounded like. No complete examples of the instrument – eponymously dubbed the epigonion – survive, but it’s known to have had 50 strings, like a harp. It also had a soundboard, like a guitar,