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The Devil's Dictionary: Clio

by Ambrose Bierce
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CLIO

-n.

One of the nine Muses. Clio's function was to preside over history - which she did with great dignity, many of the prominent citizens of Athens occupying seats on the platform, the meetings being addressed by Messrs. Xenophon, Herodotus and other popular speakers.

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