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No, I don’t mean music that’s in the Iliad, I mean music that’s generated from the text of the Iliad.

Henry Francis Lynam writes to the Digital Classicist mailing list:

Hi folks,

As the long days of summer approach, I thought a bit of musical entertainment might be in order. I’ve mapped the accents in the Iliad to a 12-note scale to produce some digital music. This uses a Python script to parse the Perseus Ancient Greek files in beta code and extract the accents. It uses EasyABC to produce the score. You can listen to the results at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h759nyjc6fa4o0c/Iliad.mp3

The score is available at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/36cen8d8m72p7m2/Iliad.pdf

Henry.