A ridley scott directed masterpiece of a movie that won best picture for the year 2000. (Starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix) Plot Outline: When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Mike- "Did you see Gladiator last night"
Kevin- "Yeah, it was amazing!!"
The guitar is a musical instrument that has the power to make people into cultural icons, recognized and admired by millions of people. Although the guitar that most people are familiar with is a relatively new invention, stringed instruments like the guitar have been around for thousands of years. When they eventually developed into the acoustic guitar and finally the electric guitar, the instrument skyrocketed out of obscurity to become one of the most influential instruments ever created.more...
Like the history of the guitar, the history of the word “guitar” can be traced very far back as well. The word for “guitar” in many languages is quite similar to our own English version, such as the Italian “chitarra”, the French “guiterre”, and the Spanish “guitarra.” These are Latin languages, and if you trace the roots “guit” and “tar” back to Latin they mean “music” and “string” respectively. So, surprisingly enough, the word “guitar” really means music from strings. If the word is traced back even farther, you come to the “citar” which is the Anglicized version of the Persian word “sehtar.” The root “seh” meant three and “tar” meant string; this is appropriate, because Persian citars typically had three strings.
If the name for these instruments was established in Ancient Persia, then there is no better place to look for the world’s earliest guitars than that geographi...