Thursday, April 12, 2012

Clio, the Muse of History

Clio is one of the Nine Muses in mythology. She sprang from someone's head, I think--she & all her sisters. There are Muses of Art, Music, Poetry--all the good stuff.

I guess she is my Muse as well, since I am trying like crazy to be a historian here.

I was looking for an image of her--I found many. There was an anime' Clio, and a Goth chick Clio--both of which were in the running for the picture on the blog.

Then I found this one: it is the 123rd New York Regiment monument at Culp's Hill in Gettysburg. She is sitting there, tablet in hand, writing everything down. She's classical, and lovely . . .

. . . and she is Clio, the Muse of History.

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