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To gain insight into the development of musical instruments, I’ve been studying their history. The image below is based on a passage by the ancient Greek poet Hermesianax (active ca. 330 BC).

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On the island of Lesbos (Mytilene), in the late 7th century BC, Sappho and her companions listen rapturously as the poet Alcaeus plays a “kithara”.

A painting (1881) by the Dutch-born, Belgian-trained artist Alma-Tadema.

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