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Lyra(i) (Gk. lura)locked

  • Martha Maas

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The lyre of ancient Greece (it is classified as a chordophone). The Greek word lura was used in two ways in classical times: as a general term for any instrument of the lyre family (i.e. the Barbitos , chelys lyra, Kithara and Phorminx ), and as the common name for one of the two kinds of lyre made from the shell of the tortoise (...

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