Greek Mythology

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.

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Calliope and Mnemosyne

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

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

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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.

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The Muse Calliope playing a Syrinx

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Calliope, Pio Clementino, Inv 312

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Calliope, Sarcophagus, Louvre Ma475

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Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry, Giovanni Baglione

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The Muse Calliope, Charles-Antoine Coypel

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Calliope , Edward Simmons

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Calliope, Study for " Parnassus ", Raphael

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