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    Calliope in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [MUSAE.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

    Calliope in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Calliope (Greek: Καλλιόπη Kalliope "beautiful-voiced", English pronunciation: /kəˈlaɪ.əpiː/ kə- LYE-ə-pee) was the muse of heroic poetry,[1] daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is now best known as Homer's muse, the inspiration for the Iliad and the Odyssey. One account says Calliope was the lover of the war god Ares, and bore him several sons: Mygdon, Edonus, Biston, and Odomantus - respectively the founders of Thracian tribes known as the Mygdones, Edones, Bistones and Odomantes. Calliope also had two famous sons, Orpheus[2] and Linus,[3] by either Apollo or the king Oeagrus of Thrace. She taught Orpheus verses for singing[4] She was the wisest of the Muses, as well as the most assertive. She married Oeagrus close to Pimpleia,[5] Olympus. Calliope is always seen with a writing tablet in her hand. At times, she is depicted as carrying a roll of paper or a book or as wearing a gold crown. - Wikipedia