Joannnes Meursius and his "Orchestra"
Joannes Meursius and his “Orchestra” (book)
17 July 2017
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Joannnes Meursius and his “Orchestra” (e-book)


Publishers: Greek Dances Theatre “Dora Stratou”

Authors: Alkis Raftis, Frederick Naerebout

ISBN:  978-960-86150-5-4

Distributed by: Dance Library

Available also on CD and as book.

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Meursius’ Orchestra was first published in 1618, as an individual volume. The present edition includes a reprint of the same work as edited by Lamius in Meursius’ Opera Omnia, which in its turn was based on the re-edition by Gronovius. This is the best version of the work in existence, but hard to find. It is now made widely available in this new volume edited by Naerebout and Raftis, which includes a description of Meursius’ life and work, as well as a commentary on Meursius’ text.

It presents all the ancient Greek Dances in ancient Greek and Latin.

A very useful book for every researcher and teacher of ancient Greek dances.


Greek Dances Theatre “Dora Stratou”

Full title

JOANNES MEURCIUS AND HIS ORCHESTRA, SIVE DE SALTATIONIBUS VETERUM” of 1618. The first monograph on ancient Greek dance since Antiquity. In English-Latin-Ancient Greek

Edition 1st







Black-white, Illustrated