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The invention of the lyre is credited in legend to the Greek God ''Hermes'' (the Roman ''Mercury'').
 
The invention of the lyre is credited in legend to the Greek God ''Hermes'' (the Roman ''Mercury'').
  
In spite of the fact that it was no longer used as a musical instrument, many medieval and renaissance poets made reference to it for its classical associations. [[Petrarch]] made constant references to the instrument, most notably in his [[Sonnet]] ''His Lyre is now Attuned only to Woe''.
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In spite of the fact that it was no longer used as a musical instrument, many medieval and renaissance poets made reference to it for its classical associations. [[Petrarch]] made constant references to the instrument, most notably in his [[sonnet]] ''[http://www.humanistictexts.org/petrarch.htm#_Toc483888168 His Lyre is now Attuned only to Woe]''.
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== External Links ==
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* [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=649 Atlantian A&S Links: Lyre]
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[[Category:Musical instruments]]
 
[[Category:Musical instruments]]

Latest revision as of 05:14, 10 September 2007

A lyre is a stringed instrument used in classical antiquity, from which the harp is probably descended. It is similar in style to the Celtic crwth.

Symbolism

The invention of the lyre is credited in legend to the Greek God Hermes (the Roman Mercury).

In spite of the fact that it was no longer used as a musical instrument, many medieval and renaissance poets made reference to it for its classical associations. Petrarch made constant references to the instrument, most notably in his sonnet His Lyre is now Attuned only to Woe.

External Links