Aristides Quintilianus

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Aristides Quintilianus (Greek: Ἀριστείδης Κοϊντιλιανός) was the Greek author of an ancient musical treatise, Perì musikês (Περί Μουσικῆς, i.e. On Music; Latin: De Musica), who according to the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) probably lived in the third century AD,[1] but according to the Complete Encyclopaedia of Music (1880) may have lived around 130 AD.[2]

According to Marcus Meibomius, in whose collection (Antiq. Musicae Auc. Septem, 52) this work is printed, it contains everything on music that is to be found in antiquity.[3]


  1. ^ Chisholm 1911.
  2. ^ Moore 1880.
  3. ^ Chisholm 1911 cites Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyc. ii. 894.


  • Wikisource-logo.svg Moore, John Weeks (1880) [1854]. "Aristides Quintilianus". Complete Encyclopaedia of Music. New York: C. H. Ditson & Company.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aristides, Quintilianus". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 495.