Even at the banquets of our own forefathers
it was the custom to introduce the pipe and lyre, and
even the hymn of the Salii has its tune. These
practices were instituted by King Numa and clearly
prove that not even those whom we regard as rude
warriors, neglected the study of music, at least in so
far as the resources of that age allowed.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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