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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Calliope [Kal’-l-o-pe, 4 syl., Greek, kappaalphalambdaozeta, ppsi, 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.   1
   The Greek word is Kalphalambdalambdaiotaoa;pieta, in which the i is short. Erroneously called “Calope.”   2
 


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