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Joannes Meursius and his Orchestra

Joannes Meursius and his "Orchestra,

sive de saltationibus veterum" of 1618

The first monograph on ancient Greek dance since Antiquity

by Frederick Naerebout & Alkis Raftis


Publisher: Dora Stratou Dance Theatre & Greek Section IOFA

Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens, Greece

Tel. (30)210 324 4395;  (30)210 324 6188; fax (30)210 324 6921                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



85 pages 30.5 x 22.2 cm


Year of publication:  2003

ISBN  960-86150-5-4     9608615054


    A reprint of the Leiden edition by Gronovius, an account of Meursius' life, comments on the work, index of dances and a selected bibliography of the 100 most important works since 1618.

    A fundamental work in dance scholarship and at the same time an informative reader for historians, archeologists, philologists, as well as for music and theater researchers.

    The authors are two of the world's most renowned dance scholars. The publisher is the national institution for Greek dance, which has a long list of the most serious publications to its credit.



Also availabe as eBook


Ask the Dora Stratou Theater for the Greek translation by Yannis Katsantonis


Ζητήστε από το Χοροθέατρο "Δόρα Στράτου" τη μετάφραση στα ελληνικά από τον Γιάννη Κατσαντώνη



Friday the 24th. Alkis Raftis Personal website.