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Calliope (1869). Giuseppe Fagnani (Italian, 1819–1873). Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Calliope was the eldest of the Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance. In Classical times, when the Muses were assigned specific artistic spheres, Calliope was named Muse of epic poetry. In this guise she was portrayed holding a tablet and stylus or a scroll. She was also the goddess of eloquence, who bestowed her gift on kings and princes.

Paintings of the Nine Muses by Italian artist Giuseppe Fagnani Calliope, Muse of epic poetry - that’s apparently the Iliad written on the papers in front of her – if you look close you.

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You’re Calliope, the Muse of Epics! Your leadership skills are renowned, and friends will seek your advice whenever they have epic problems. You have a special way with words and everyone listens when you speak.

Calliope Mourning Homer (1812). Circle of Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748-1825)

Calliope Mourning Homer Circle of Jacques-Louis David (French,

8 Likes, 1 Comments - The Muse (@calliope_themuse) on Instagram: “Follow my writings on @YourQuote.in #yourquote #quote #stories #qotd #quoteoftheday #wordporn…”

8 Likes, 1 Comments - The Muse (@calliope_themuse) on Instagram: “Follow my writings on @YourQuote.in #yourquote #quote #stories #qotd #quoteoftheday #wordporn…”

Statue of the muse Calliope, probably by Augustin Pajou circa 1763. On display in the Samuel Kress collection, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Statue of the muse Calliope, probably by Augustin Pajou circa On display in the Samuel Kress collection, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Jose Luis Munoz Luque (Spain,1969) Caliope - In Greek mythology, Calliope ("beautiful-voiced") was the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is believed to be Homer's muse, the inspiration for the Odyssey and the Iliad.

Jose Luis Munoz Luque Caliope - In Greek mythology, Calliope ("beautiful-voiced") was the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is believed to be Homer's muse, the inspiration for the Odyssey and the Iliad.

Calliope. Not my favorite Muse, but undoubtedly the one with the best name.

One account says Calliope was the lover of the war god Ares. Calliope also had two famous sons, Orpheus and Linus. According to Hesiod, she was also the wisest of the muses as well as the most assertive.

Nine Muses are Calliope, Muse of epic song, Clio, Muse of history, Euterpe, Muse of lyric song, Thalia, Muse of comedy and bucolic poetry, Melpomene, Muse of tragedy, Terpsichore, Muse of dance, Erato, Muse of erotic poetry, Polyhymnia, Muse of sacred song, and Urania, Muse of astronomy.

the original 9 muses Calliope Clio Melpomene Terpsichore Thalia Erato Euterpe Urania Polyhymnia