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Καλλιόπη). One of the Muses, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyné. She presided over epic

Calliopé, the Muse of Epic Poetry (Statue in the Vatican.)

poetry and eloquence, and was represented holding a close-rolled parchment and sometimes a trumpet. She derived her name from her beautiful voice (ἀπὸ τῆς καλῆς ὀπός). Calliopé bore to Oeagrus a son named Linus, who was killed by his pupil Heracles (Apollod. i.3.2). She had also by the same sire the celebrated Orpheus. Others, however, made Apollo the sire of Linus and Orpheus. Hesiod (Frag. 97) says that Urania was the mother of Linus.

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