The Epic & Lyric Dance of Ancient Verse


This is a place where you can find audio and video recordings of performances of Ancient Greek poetry, epic and lyric, using the new theory of the ancient accent. This allows for the first time that the genuine accentual rhythms of the ancient world can infuse the otherwise sterile metrical systems that scholars have been devising for many centuries. The interplay of vocal melody and stress with the metrical rhythms driven by the dancing of human feet produces a very old music in a brand new way, with a voice and a gesture that can speak immediately to us, even if we have not yet mastered the fabled difficulties of the Ancient Greek tongue.

© A P David 2019