Nine daughters of Jupiter and Mnemosyne, goddesses of poetry,
history, and other arts and sciences. The paintings of Herculancum show
all nine in their respective attributes. In the National-Museum of
the famous collection with which Pius VI. enriched the Vatican.
Lesueur left a celebrated picture of the same subject.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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