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 (/mɛlˈpɒmn/; 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.[1]


  1. Blyth, Charles (1990. Vol. 24, no. 3, pgs. 211-218.), Virgilian Tragedy and Troilus, The Chaucer Review Check date values in: |date= (help)