Epicurus and Music


"As for music, there need be little doubt that the approval of Epicurus was enthusiastic. His own capacity for appreciating good music seems to have been keen. It is told of him that he would arise early in the morning and trudge to the theater to enjoy the performance. Neither is it to be overlooked that the drama of the Greeks corresponded rather to modern grand and light opera than to the Shakespearean plays and that the worship fo the gods consisted largely of vocal and symphonic music."

(Epicurus and His Philosophy, 106-107)