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Calliope

(kəlī`əpē): see MusesMuses,
in Greek religion and mythology, patron goddesses of the arts, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Originally only three, they were later considered as nine. Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence; Euterpe, of music or of lyric poetry; Erato, of the poetry of
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, in Greek mythology, celebrated Thracian musician. He was the son of Calliope by Apollo or, according to another legend, by Oeagrus, a king of Thrace. Supposedly, the music of his lyre was so beautiful that when he played, wild beasts were soothed, trees danced, and
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calliope,

in music, an instrument also called steam organ or steam piano in which steam is forced through a series of whistles controlled by a keyboard. It is usually played mechanically, and its shrill music is a familiar accompaniment of circus parades. It is named for the Muse of Eloquence.
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Calliope

 

in Greek mythology, one of the nine Muses, the patroness of epic poetry. She was the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. According to several ancient Greek legends, she was the mother of the mythological poet and singer Orpheus. Calliope is usually portrayed holding waxed tablets and a style (small stick for writing).

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Calliope

chief muse of poetic inspiration and oratory. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 177]

Calliope

Muse of heroic poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 47]
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Calliope

Greek myth the Muse of epic poetry
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Clio y Caliope siempre estaran en constante interaccion, en donde la primera diosa representa a la historia narrativa, a los historiadores que siguen con fidelidad las fuentes, lo objetivo, para la reconstruccion de los acontecimientos y Caliope mas ligada a la historia problema ante la ausencia de ellas y valiendose de las interpretaciones y las subjetividades de los historiadores; de la historia que nos hacen los historiadores.
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