About Melpomene’s Work

Some do God’s work. I do Melpomene’s work.

Melpomene is the Muse of tragedy. Four syllables: Mel-po-me-nee. She’s one of the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (memory). The others are:

Calliope, Muse of epic poetry

Clio, Muse of history

Euterpe, Muse of Music

Erato, Muse of lyric poetry

Polyhymnia, Muse of hymns

Terpsichore, Muse of dance

Thalia, Muse of comedy

Urania, Muse of astronomy

Melpomene and her sisters personify and inspire the arts and sciences. To do Melpomene’s work is to work on her behalf composing, producing, acting, and theorizing on tragedy and the nature of the tragic.

In this blog, I talk about my interests and goals in the hopes that it will persuade others to follow their dreams. There’s more out there than the 9-5. Pick one of the Muses, and you will not go wrong.

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