Ancient Greek Clapper

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 22 June 2012

A reconstruction of the clapper (Krotala), an ancient percussion instrument made from cane, shell, wood or metal. Usually held in each hand with thumbs and middle finger through the leather loops for stability, they were played much like Spanish castanets. Played to keep tempo, they usually accompanied choruses in festivals and theatre performances.(Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Katakolon, Greece).

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, June 22). Ancient Greek Clapper. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/707/ancient-greek-clapper/

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