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Restringing the Daphne Harp

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This paper reconsiders the stringing of the late fifth-century harp whose remains were found in the “Musician’s Grave” in Daphne. It comments on the suggestions made by Hagel in grms 1 (2013), and offers a different interpretation.

Affiliations: 1: Freie Universität Berlin


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