"My favourite musician, Mesomodes of Crete, used the water organ to accompany the recitation of his poem"

 

Musicians playing the water organ (hydraulis) and trumpet (salpinx). Ceramic figure of the 1st Century BC from Alexandria, now in The Louvre.
Creative Commons AttributionMusicians playing the water organ (hydraulis) and trumpet (salpinx). Ceramic figure of the 1st Century BC from Alexandria, now in The Louvre. - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen