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Headword: Kithara
Adler number: kappa,1590
Translated headword: kithara, cithara
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] lyre.
Greek Original:
Kithara: lura.
An unexceptionable gloss: even rigorous modern scholarship -- exemplified in M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) chap.3 -- is prepared to classify the several shapes of kithara as, broadly speaking, one of the two subsets (box-, as opposed to bowl-) of lyre.
Keywords: definition; meter and music; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 August 2001@05:13:17.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Raised status) on 30 January 2002@09:56:31.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 11 July 2004@08:27:19.
David Whitehead on 24 February 2013@06:13:34.


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