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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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The Lyre

The lyre is a stringed instrument of the harp family that has two curved arms connected at the upper end by a crossbar. The strings are stretched between the crossbar and the sound box and are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. In ancient Greece, the lyre accompanied poetry and song. Ancient Greece had two lyres—the kithara, which was used by the professional musician, and the lyra, the smaller instrument of the amateur. The lyre is typically associated with which Greek god? More...
Milica Boghunovich
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Beautiful sounds produced on the lyre! ... but what a gory myth about its creation... Hermes... not a credible story at all.
ChristopherJohnson
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The Sumerian musical instrument is more like a harp, in my opinion. Such harps/lyres have been among archaeological findings unearthed in Mesopotamia, as far as I can remember.
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is it more a harp or guitar?
NeuroticHellFem
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Daemon wrote:
The Lyre

The lyre is a stringed instrument of the harp family that has two curved arms connected at the upper end by a crossbar. The strings are stretched between the crossbar and the sound box and are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. In ancient Greece, the lyre accompanied poetry and song. Ancient Greece had two lyres—the kithara, which was used by the professional musician, and the lyra, the smaller instrument of the amateur. The lyre is typically associated with which Greek god?


Hermes made the first lyre from the entrails of one of Apollo's sacred cows. Odysseus's men should have known better than to go killing Apollo's cows (The Odyssey). Shame on you
striker
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gentle sounds
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Music does tend to sooth ones nature and offer escape from some situations of reality, or so I've been told.........
Fredric-frank Myers
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In reading this article I came across this reference; "The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason) was a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, which began first in Europe and later in the American colonies..." As this occurred a few centuries ago, could someone out there in cyber-land please "enlighten" me as to just what has happened; as it would appear that we are presently in a period reminiscent of the, "dark-ages".
Could it be that the power of the radical religious right, both Christian and Muslim have taken over humanity? Or am I missing something? Please, if there is an answer I could really use the insight, as I have already long passed the Autumn of my life years ago and before I go to my grave, I would surly enjoy understanding just what has gone wrong with humanity...
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The Age of Enlightenment was one of darkness and terror on those they were enlightening. It was the moral that enabled puritanical people to assure themselves that subjugating the unenlightened was not only their duty, but their right.
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