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  • noun Plural form of cithara.


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  • I finally want citharas the sentence of an Italian writer Stefano Benni: "God, I don't know if you exist, but if you didn't exist you would make a best figure!"

    Why Even Care?

  • On the stand was a whole new group of musicians: harpists, lyrists, players of the flageolet and dulcimer, two men sweating over glockenspiels, a group equipped with zithers and citharas and sitars, three women playing nose-flutes, two men with shofars, and a tall, blond man playing a clarino trumpet.

    Pagan Passions

  • Above the barred gate swung a festoon of ivy, whilst from within the court came the squeaking of pipes, the tuning of citharas, and shouted orders — signs of a mighty bustling.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • Still, after a while it came to her mind that that child chose to flee rather than remain the beloved of Vinicius; she preferred want to shame, wandering to a lordly house, to robes, jewels, and feasts, to the sound of lutes and citharas.

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero

  • At the side of these were musicians dressed as fauns and satyrs, who played on citharas, formingas, flutes, and horns.

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero

  • The music changed into a disordered and wild outburst of citharas, lutes, Armenian cymbals, Egyptian sistra, trumpets, and horns.

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero

  • Some were bearing lutes and citharas, hand lamps of gold, silver, and bronze, and bunches of flowers, reared artificially despite the late autumn season.

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero

  • Aspasia's silver harp, and placed before her guests citharas and lyres, of ivory inlaid with gold.

    Philothea A Grecian Romance

  • History of the Russian State: "The Northern Venedi (the old name for Slavs) in the 6th century said to the Greek Emperor that the major delight of their living was music and that on the road they usually took not weapons but citharas or gusli invented by them".


  • "Bardorum citharas patrio qui reddidit Istro," and said, "because I am far more vain of having been able to fix some share of public attention upon the ancient poetry and manners of my country, than of any original efforts which I have been able to make in literature." [

    Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature


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