Ancient Greek Clapper (Illustration)

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 22 June 2012
Ancient Greek Clapper

A reconstruction of the clapper (Krotala), an ancient percussion instrument made from cane, shell, wood or metal. Usually held in each hand with thumbs and middle finger through the leather loops for stability, they were played much like Spanish castanets. Played to keep tempo, they usually accompanied choruses in festivals and theatre performances.(Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Katakolon, Greece).


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. (2012, June 22). Ancient Greek Clapper. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/707/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Ancient Greek Clapper." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 22, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/707/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Ancient Greek Clapper." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Jun 2012. Web. 16 Jul 2019.

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