Detail of Kithara Strings

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James Lloyd
published on 02 April 2015

A komast ('after-party reveler') plays his kithara. The body of the instrument is shown in red, the arms in white. The seven strings of the instrument can be clearly seen, also depicted in white.

Skyphos by the Theseus Painter illustrating Komasts. c. 500 BCE (Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens)

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James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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