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Apollo was often associated with music, especially the Cithara. This is a seven- stringed instrument, used by accomplished musicians. The Cithara is a sophisticated brother to the rustic lyre. Its origins are traced to the Anatolian peninsula, probably the Ionian Greek poleis.
The ancient Greeks and Rome believed that the cithara was invented by Apollo, the god of music. He is often depicted playing a cithara, often dressed in a kitharode’s formal robes. Kitharoidos, or Citharoedus is an epithet given to Apollo, which means “cithara-singer” or “one who sings to the cithara”. An Apollo Citharoedus or Apollo Citharede, is the term for a type of statue or image of Apollo with a cithara. These statues may be found in the Capitoline, Palazzo Massimo and Palazzo Altemps Museums in Rome.
Craig took this picture for Pro Romanis several years ago on a photographic expedition to Rome. Craig Phares is a photographer, artist, designer, and programmer. He built his first game on a TI-85 calculator when he should have been doing math homework, and has never stopped, creating numerous jaw-dropping digital masterpieces for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Craig studied sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, while constantly improving his design and programming skills on his own time. He went on to work for several advertising agencies, finally leaving to form his own company. Craig is the founder of Six Overground, a progressive digital agency focused on building full-scale digital platforms. His company has produced award-winning work for major brands and corporations including Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Havaianas HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, NFL, U.S. Air Force, and USDA. When he’s not glued to a computer monitor, you’ll find him in the real world, dreaming up the next big thing. To learn more about Craig, visit his website at http://sixoverground.com/about/.