(also kithara /ˈkiTH-/)
An ancient Greek and Roman stringed musical instrument similar to the lyre.
- He sang and performed on the cithara but also encouraged members of the upper classes to take lessons in singing and dancing.
- Another stringed instrument mentioned quite often is the cithara.
- The entrance to the ecstatic Dionysiac world in the Villa of the Mysteries is marked by Silenus playing a cithara at the edge of a rocky landscape.
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