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CITHARA
Form: Kithara
A stringed instrument, invented (so the fable ran) by Apollo. The cithara was played on occasions of ceremony, such as public games and processions: the lyra, a smaller instrument and easier to hold, was more commonly used in ordinary life. The cithara consisted of a sounding board, which extended into two arms or side-pieces. The sounding-board, made of thin pieces of wood, plates of metal, or ivory, was generally of a quadrangular, but sometimes of an oval shape; and was deeply vaulted at the back. The arms, which were broad were hollow, like the sounding-board. As the instrument was rather heavy, and the player had to stand while performing on it, it was generally provided with straps for supporting it, so as to leave the player's hands free. The phorminx , generally regarded as an attribute of Apollo, seems to have been a special variety of the cithara. It is generally spoken of as " shrill-toned." Different forms of the cithara are given in the engraving. (For further details, and for the manner of playing on the cithara, seeLYRA)

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Maseo Borbonico,XIII x1, X vi, XII xxiv.
Maseo Borbonico,XIII x1, X vi, XII xxiv.
Welcker, Denkm. III 31.
Maseo Borbonico,XIII x1, X vi, XII xxiv.
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