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Mark Cartwright
published on 17 June 2013

A 1st century CE Roman sculpture of Melpomene, the Muse of tragedy. She holds a sword and the tragic mask of Hercules. (Vatican Museums, Rome).

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, June 17). Melpomene. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Melpomene." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 17, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Melpomene." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2013. Web. 25 Mar 2023.