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Cicero c. 50 BCE on the evils of modern music: "and yet I do observe that audiences which used to be deeply affected by the inspiring sternness of the music of Livius and Naevius, now leap up and twist their necks and turn their eyes in time with our modern tunes." (De Legibus II.39)

I always knew that using that double aulos would be the end of society.

Date: 2008-01-24 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nutmeg3.livejournal.com
LOL! The more things change...

Date: 2008-01-24 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
The best thing is that he mentions it after talking about Plato saying much the same thing.

Date: 2008-01-24 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aikakone.livejournal.com
I may have to steal your double aulos comment as my new yahoo signature. :D

Date: 2008-01-24 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I feel somehow you are not taking my fulminations about the harm it has done seriously! ;)

Date: 2008-01-24 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aikakone.livejournal.com
Ooooh, fulminations! *word nerd glee* *driven to distraction*


I'm sorry. What? :D

Date: 2008-01-24 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fubarite.livejournal.com
I feel that were he alive now, Cicero would have a profitable career as a columnist for the Daily Mail.

Date: 2008-01-25 08:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Probably. But then they'd fire him because he wrote too many complex sentences. ;)

Date: 2008-01-26 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meret.livejournal.com
Hee! :)

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