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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2007, 03:22:04 pm »



Mike,

take a look at the statue of Urania (muse of Astrology) that I found a few days ago.

It's at the head of the first page.


Which gives me a reason to list them here.  I always get them mixed up.  Might as well
include them here.



The Muses dancing with Apollo
Baldassare Peruzzi




The canonical nine Muses, with their fields of patronage, as established since the Renaissance, are:

 

Clio (muse of history)
 
Erato (muse of love or erotic poetry, lyrics, and marriage songs)

Euterpe (muse of music and lyric poetry)

Melpomene (muse of tragedy)

Polyhymnia or Polymnia (muse of sacred song, oratory, lyric, singing and rhetoric)

Terpsichore (muse of choral song and dance)
 
Thalia (muse of comedy and bucolic poetry)

Urania (muse of astronomy/astrology)





Emblems of the Muses


In Roman, Renaissance and Neoclassical art, Muses depicted in sculptures or paintings are often distinguished by certain props or poses, as emblems, by which the viewer might identify them and recognize the art with which they had become bound.


Calliope (epic poetry) carries a writing tablet;

Clio (history) carries a scroll and books;

Erato (love poetry) is often seen with a lyre and a crown of roses;

Euterpe (music) carries a flute;

Melpomene (tragedy) is often seen with a tragic mask;
 
Polyhymnia (sacred poetry) is often seen with a pensive expression; Terpsichore (dance) is often seen dancing and carrying a lyre;

Thalia (comedy) is often seen with a comic mask; and

Urania (astronomy/astrology) carries a staff pointed at a celestial globe.
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