In Greek mythology, Calliope or Kalliope (Greek: Καλλιόπη , beautiful-voiced) was the Muse for epic poetry. She had two sons, Orpheus and Linus with Apollo. She was the oldest and wisest of the Muses. She was the judge in the argument over Adonis between Aphrodite and Persephone. She was represented by a stylus and wax tablets.
The muse Calliope surrounded by Socrates and the Seven Sages - Solon, Thales, Bias of Priene, Cleobulos, Periander, Pittacos of Mytilene and Chilon. (anticlockwise). Mosaic from the late 3rd century AD.
The Muse Calliope playing a Syrinx
Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry, Giovanni Baglione
The Muse Calliope, Charles-Antoine Coypel
Calliope , Edward Simmons
Calliope, Study for " Parnassus ", Raphael
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Asteroid 22 Kalliope
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Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire