[Kal'-li-o-pe, 4 syl., Greek, kaloz, py 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.
The Greek word is Kallioph, in which the i is short. Erroneously called “Calilope.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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