In our modern world, music plays a role in many aspects of our daily lives. We use it it to tell stories, to celebrate, to exercise, and to work. We can use music to declare our love (and sometimes, our hatred), and we can use it for worship. And of course, perhaps most importantly, we use music to dance.
As educator Tim Hansen points out in the Ted-Ed video, "Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece," things weren't much different for the ancient Greeks. Nearly every aspect of Greek life was punctuated by music — from history, to poetry, to theater, to sports, to astronomy.
Watch the video below to learn how music connects ancient Greece to the modern world, and see the entire lesson on TedEd's website.