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"Mount Parnassus" (In Greek mythology, home to the nine Greek goddesses — the Muses — of the arts and sciences). It gave its name to the hilly neighbourhood Montparnasse in the 17th century Paris by students who came there to recite poetry.

Parnassus as metaphor

The name "Parnassus" in literature typically refers to its distinction as the home of poetry, literature, and learning.




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