Roman statue o Melpomene, 2nt century AD. The muse is shawn in a lang-sleeved garment wi a heich belt, claedin that wis associatit wi tragic actors. Her wreath o vines an grapes alludes tae Dionysus
, the god o the theatre.
Melpomene (; Greek: Μελπομένη; "tae sang" or "the ane that is melodious"), ineetially the Muse o Sangin, she then acame the Muse o Tragedy, for which she is best kent nou.