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Polyhymnia :: Giuseppe Fagnani

Polyhymnia by artist Giuseppe Fagnani - mythology and poetry
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Giuseppe Fagnani (1819-1873) Polyhymnia

Oil on canvas, 1869 (110.5 x 83 cm)( 43,5 x 32,6 inch ) Private collection

POLYHYMNIA (or Polymnia) was one of the nine Mousai, the goddesses of music, song and dance. In Classical times--when the Mousai were assigned specific artistic and literary spheres--Polyhymnia was named Muse of religious hymns. In this guise she portrayed as a woman standing in a pensive or meditative. Her name was derived from the Greek words poly-, "many," and hymnos, "praise" or "hymn."


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Adiatma    October 25, 2015

Ti grafei h koinh gnwmh? O,ti etiesle o OLP?Dikio exei o prwtos.Kai o Anomeriths, lew egw, einai meros aytwn pou mas ferane ws edw. Des to biografiko tou.Antistasiakos htane, xwris antirrhsh, alla twra dinei anafora sto fasista Gewrgiadh! Katanthma. H Karekla exei kolla.


lucky95   User Rating: 491  November 28, 2019

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