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“Tuba, a bronze trumpet, distinguished from the cornu by being straight, while the latter was curved. The tuba was employed in war for signals of every description, at the games and public festivals, and also at the last rites to the dead; those who sounded the trumpet at funerals were termed siticines, and used an instrument of a peculiar form. The tones of the tuba are represented as of a harsh and fear-inspiring character.” &mdash Smith; 1873


trumpet, Tuba


William Smith, A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1873) 342


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