Saturday, April 10, 2010
Clio - the Muse of History
Clio is one of the nine Muses in Greek Mythology. Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the Muses were charged with overseeing the arts and sciences. Clio is the Muse of history, and since we are writers and readers of history and historical fiction, it seemed appropriate to place ourselves under her care and protection.
About that Picture
The bronze sculpture of Clio that leads us into this post is by Albert Wolff. Done in 1876, it stands outside St. Nicolai Church in Berlin's city center.
We writers of historical fiction need a great deal of support and protection, so we are counting on Clio to do right by us. We're a group with diverse interests in matters historical. Join us for some interesting discussions, opposing viewpoints, rants and raves. Welcome to our blog!
Posted by KK Brees at 8:39 AM