E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Calliope [Kal-l-o-pe, 4 syl., Greek, o, p, 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 (16151687) and her statue by Clementi (who died in 1580) are very celebrated.
The Greek word is Koa;, in which the i is short. Erroneously called Calope.