Mark Cartwright
published on 17 December 2014
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A funerary statue of a siren, 370 BCE. The Greek mythical creatures holds the soundbox of a lyre made from a tortoise shell. (National Archaeoloogical Museum, Athens)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2014, December 17). Siren. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Siren." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Siren." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Dec 2014. Web. 24 Nov 2020.

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