kitharist

citharist, kitharist

a performer on an ancient Greek form of lyre called a cithara.
See also: Music
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But it is plain both from the frequent literary uses of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and from many hundreds of paintings that the standard image of a lyrist or kitharist was as `striker with plectrum' rather than `plucker with fingers'.
44) The kitharist Lysander of Sicyon, perhaps active at the beginning of the fifth century, even sought to emulate such `bestial' effects by inventing a technique of [GREEK WORD NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] for the solo kithara.
51) As an aulete and kitharist, Lasos would have approved of and practised the sort of empirical, rule-of-thumb musicianship which later drew Plato's censure.