Barbiton

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Bar´bi`ton


n.1.(Mus.) An ancient Greek instrument resembling a lyre.
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Greek stringed instruments included the Chelys Lyre, Kithara, Barbitos, Phorminx, Thracian Kithara, and Harp.
Sembre-rebbe infatti suggerire, ancorche non apertis verbis, la derivazione del vocabolo barbitos da 'barbaro'.
Nec minor in lyricis, cum barbitos aemula vati / Aeolio molles concinit icta modos.
The barbitos was supposedly invented by the 7th-century Lesbian musician Terpander, who, like Orpheus, charmed men through his music.