We know less about Ancient Roman music than we do about the music of ancient Greece. There is a number of at least partially extant sources on the music of the Greeks. There are various reasons for this, one of which is that early fathers of the Christian church were aghast at the music of theatre, festivals, and pagan religion and suppressed it once Christianity became the official religion of the Roman empire.

Music in the Greek and Roman World

From before the time of Homer, music was an integral part of Greek culture. Festivals, rituals, parties, work, games, theater, and war were all accompanied by music. Greek literature extolled music and was linked with it: much of the Greek poetry and drama known today was originally sung or musically accompanied. Professional musicians were valued members of society whose merits were judged in pub ...

Musica Romana - Ancient Music from Greece and Roma

Topics: Instruments from prehistory and antiquity, music, Dance, musicarchaeology, literature, media. Concerts and lectures. Informations about some errors concerning ancient roman music ;-)