aulos


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aulos

(ˈɔːlɒs; ˈaʊlɒs)
n
an ancient Greek woodwind instrument with a double reed, similar to an oboe
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References in classic literature ?
I bade him write, down that o nous estin aulos. He said that he would do so, and went home, while I stepped over to the pyramids.
As a youth, he is said to have rejected learning to play the aulos, an oboe-like instrument, because blowing on it distorted his face.
Conforme a regiao, a epoca ou a funcao, alternavam-se o aulos e a salpinx (trombeta) no apoio a atividades fisicas.
Perseus escaped with Medusa's head and according to Pindar Athena invented the music of the aulos from the sounds of the lament of her sisters (Pindar, Pythian 12.6-27).
Modern musicological reconstructions of the twanging of the lyre and the bleating of the aulos attest to this somewhat more limited range.
It is named after the Greek word "Aulos flute" recognized as one of the strongest weight bearing bone of the body.