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By Linda Phyllis Austern, Inna Naroditskaya

Even if often called mermaid, usalka, mami wata, or by way of another identify, and no matter if thought of an imaginary being or in basic terms someone with impressive skills, the siren is the notable creature that has encouraged tune and its representations from historical Greece to present-day Africa and Latin the United States. This e-book, co-edited by way of a historic musicologist and an ethnomusicologist, brings jointly best students and a few proficient rookies in classics, track, media reviews, literature, and cultural reports to contemplate the siren and her multifaceted relationships to song throughout human time and geography.

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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 12048, fol. 1v. On this MS, extremely rich in representations of animals, see E. , 9, 11, 14, 24, 89–90, 228–30, and pls. 153–59. A nomen sacrum is a religious term (in this case domini, ‘‘the Lord’s’’) written for reverential reasons in abbreviated form. [ ∂π ] leofranc holford-strevens 103.

The equation was transvalued in Nicolò Franco’s letter ‘‘a le puttane,’’ declaring that courtesans are the true Sirens, drawing sailors with sweetness to their delights; evenUlysses’s prudence recognized in the end that it was greater wisdom to let himself be defeated than to seek victory over people (‘‘essere sapienza maggiore il farsi uincere, che uoler uincere si fatta gente’’): Nicolò Franco, Le pistole vulgari (Venice: Antonio Gardane, 1542; repr. ed. Francesca Romana de’ Angelis, ‘‘Libri di Lettere’’ del Cinquecento [Ferrara: Arnaldo Forni, 1986], no.

Bestiary, s. xiii, England. Cambridge University Library, MS Ii. 4. 26, fol. 39r. By permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library. 113 At Cambridge University Library, MS Ii. 4. 26, fol. 39r the text retains volatilis, but the illustration shows a hybrid Siren with wings hanging from her waist and bird-like feet, but an enormous fishtail held in her left hand and a whole fish dangling from her right (fig. 6. Brunetto Latini, Li livres dou tresor, s. xiv, France. London, British Library, MS Yates Thompson 19, fol.

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