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n. Greek Mythology
The Muse of lyric poetry and mime.

[Latin Eratō, from Greek, from erasthai, to love.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the Muse of love poetry
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(ˈɛr əˌtoʊ)

the Muse of lyric poetry.
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75-103) These things, then, the Muses sang who dwell on Olympus, nine daughters begotten by great Zeus, Cleio and Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene and Terpsichore, and Erato and Polyhymnia and Urania and Calliope (3), who is the chiefest of them all, for she attends on worshipful princes: whomsoever of heaven-nourished princes the daughters of great Zeus honour, and behold him at his birth, they pour sweet dew upon his tongue, and from his lips flow gracious words.
The Festival, organized by Erato Organization for Culture, Media and Arts under the title "Cinema for All", started activities on Sunday at the Libyan capital of Tripoli and it will last till Dec.
Erato in her eyrie, looking down on crowded streets and traffic jams: it's a fitting image for this polished, rather patrician 69-year-old woman, scion of a well-known Limassol family (her dad, a cardiologist, was among the pioneers of medicine in Cyprus) who rose to the top as a lifelong diplomat and late-in-life politician.
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A first survey of inbreeding effects in Heliconius erato phyllis (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae).
The agenda of Popova's visit includes meetings with Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozaku-Markulis and Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Mayor of Nicosia.
On the EU side, the Cypriot Foreign Affairs Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis attended on behalf of Catherine Ashton, EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and vice president of the European Commission.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour and Minister of Economy and Trade Nicolas Nahhas participated on behalf of Lebanon, while the Cypriot foreign minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighourhood Policy Stefan Fule represented the EU side.
Erato Kozakou Marcoullis bilateral relations with the European Union in her capacity as chairman of the present EU session.
The foreign minister also met with the Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis and discussed bilateral ties and developments in the region.