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, 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 and Linus, by
either Apollo or the king Oeagrus of Thrace. She taught
Orpheus verses for singing She was the wisest of the Muses,
as well as the most assertive. She married Oeagrus close to
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