Mark Cartwright
published on 17 June 2013
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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 history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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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. 21 Oct 2021.