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n. Greek Mythology
The Muse of tragedy.

[Latin Melpomenē, from Greek, from feminine present middle participle of melpein, to sing (especially to the accompaniment of the cithara), of unknown origin.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the Muse of tragedy


(mɛlˈpɒm əˌni)

the Muse of tragedy.
[< Latin Melpomenē < Greek Melpoménē= feminine of present participle of mélpesthai to sing]
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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.
Suggerit assidue nomen tibi grande Casali / Melpomene aeternae posteritatis opus"--is in Tiraboschi.
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d'Aubigne"; "Monluc et Aubigne"; "Les vieillards dans l'Histoire Universelle"; "Agrippa d'Aubigne: de l'histoire aux memoires et a l'autobiographie"; "Les Tragiques et l'Histoire Universelle, de Melpomene eschevelee a Clio astorge?
2005 Whitney Buesgens Mary Steiner Jacquelyn Hauser Dads and Whelan Daughters 2004 Tsione Wolde- Amy Klobuchar Nina Rothchild Women's Michael Foundation MN 2003 Erin Enger Mee Moua Linda Berglin Houston County Women's Resources 2002 Megan Jacoby Deb Sunderman Ruth Hayden Young Women's Mentoring Program 2001 Lauren Jarvis Gloria Griffin Nancy Gruver MN Women's Press 2000 Jennifer Krueger Loretta Dorothy McIntyre WomenVenture Frederick 1999 Alison Smith Susan Hagel Mary Hartmann YMCA Camp Widjiwagan 1998 Thien Luu Salimah Judith Niemi Upper Midwest Majeed* Women's History 1997 Katie Redmon Winona LaDuke Dorothea Burns Melpomene Institute *deceased
Searching for clues to family history, the researchers found distinctive genetic markers in Heliconius cydno and Heliconius melpomene.
Ditters made a name for himself with his 12 programmatic sinfonias based on Ovids Metamorphoses and in Pichl's output we also find a cycle of sinfonias with the names of Greek muses: Terpsichore, Euterpe, Uranie, Clio, Melpomene, Calliope, Thalia and Polyhymnia (cca 1764-1769).