[Kal'-li-o-pe, 4 syl., Greek, kaloz, py
beautiful voice ]. The muse of epic or heroic poetry. Her emblems
are a stylus and wax tablets. The painting of this Muse by Ercolana
Ercolanetti (1615-1687) and her statue by Clementi (who died in 1580)
are very celebrated.
The Greek word is Kallioph, in which the i is short.
Erroneously called “Calilope.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Calliope from Fact Monster:
- Calliope, in Greek mythology - Calliope Calliope : see Muses; Orpheus.
- Orpheus - Orpheus Orpheus , in Greek mythology, celebrated Thracian musician. He was the son of Calliope by ...
- Muses - Muses Muses, in Greek religion and mythology, patron goddesses of the arts, daughters of Zeus and ...
- calliope, in music - calliope calliope, in music, an instrument also called steam organ or steam piano in which steam is ...
- Atlas, in Greek mythology - Atlas Atlas , in Greek mythology, a Titan; son of Iapetus and Clymene and the brother of ...