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L’astronomie dans les Harmonica de Manuel Bryenne

Anne Weddigen
Université de Reims, France
anne.weddigen@ephe.sorbonne.fr

DOI 10.14277/6969-165-2/ANT-13-5

Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Accepted 31 Mar 2017

Abstract

There is not much about astronomy in Manuel Bryennius’ Harmonica, but it is not unimportant to the text. In two chapters we find a discussion about the harmony of the spheres, where the author tries to establish in which direction the planets move around the earth from the planet’s mean longitudinal motion. These observations are not sufficient, hence the author uses philosophical and analogical arguments that are strongly linked to the figures associated with the text. The last figure, a diagram connecting the musical scales with the moon phases, probably does not belong to Manuel Bryennius’ Harmonica, but it is taken from one branch of the text of Ptolemy’s Harmonica. This is important for a better understanding of the history of the textual tradition of Bryennius’ Harmonica.

Keywords
Manuel Bryenne. Ptolemy. Harmonica. Astronomy. Harmony of the spheres. Ancient Greek Music. Diagram. Manuscripts.


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Weddigen Anne

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L’astronomie dans les Harmonica de Manuel Bryenne

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Book Chapter

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fr

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There is not much about astronomy in Manuel Bryennius’ Harmonica, but it is not unimportant to the text. In two chapters we find a discussion about the harmony of the spheres, where the author tries to establish in which direction the planets move around the earth from the planet’s mean longitudinal motion. These observations are not sufficient, hence the author uses philosophical and analogical arguments that are strongly linked to the figures associated with the text. The last figure, a diagram connecting the musical scales with the moon phases, probably does not belong to Manuel Bryennius’ Harmonica, but it is taken from one branch of the text of Ptolemy’s Harmonica. This is important for a better understanding of the history of the textual tradition of Bryennius’ Harmonica.

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Antichistica

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Filologia e letteratura

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2017-09-01

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2017-01-31

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2017-03-31

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http://doi.org/10.14277/6969-165-2/ANT-13-5

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2610-8828

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2610-9344

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978-88-7543-440-3

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978-88-6969-165-2

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Manuel Bryenne

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Ptolemy

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Harmonica

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Astronomy

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Harmony of the spheres

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Ancient Greek Music

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Diagram

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Manuscripts

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