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cithara:

see kitharakithara
or cithara
, musical instrument of the ancient Greeks. It was a plucked instrument, a larger and stronger form of the lyre, used by professional musicians both for solo playing and for the accompaniment of poetry and song.
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Cithara

 

a plucked stringed instrument of the ancient Greeks, related to the lyre. It had a flat wooden body with two arms, joined at the top by a crossbar, and four strings. In the first half of the seventh century B.C. the number of strings was increased to seven; later they were gradually increased to 18. Singing citharists accompanied themselves on the cithara, which was also used as a solo instrument.

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Jerome himself decided against organa in his retranslation of the Psalter from the Hebrew, shifting to citharas, and this was also the translation used in the Protestant Latin Bible of Junius and Tremellius.
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This underlines the importance of what the poet does ask from Apollo in the end: contentment, a sound body in a sound mind, and continued poetic creativity (frui paratis et valido mihi, / Latoe, dones et, precor, integra / cum mente, nec turpem senectam/ degere nec cithara carentem, let me enjoy what I have, o son of Latona, healthy in body with a sound mind and I pray, not to spend a difficult old age and not lacking [power over] the lyre, 1.
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