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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.

Calliope and Mnemosyne

The Muse Calliope , Leonhard Kern (1588–-1662):

Simon Vouet, The Muses Urania and Calliope, c. 1634

Calliope, Urania and Terpsichore, Mignard Pierre

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, Pio Clementino, Inv 312

Calliope, Sarcophagus, Louvre Ma475

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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