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Mount Parnassus (also Mount Parnassos) is a mountain in central Greece that towers above Delphi. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo and the home of the Muses.


Mount Parnassus was once the name of the existing Mount Sutro in San Francisco, California. It was renamed to Mount Sutro after Adolph Sutro, who had once been mayor of the city.


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The Parnassus by RAFFAELLO Sanzio (513 words)
The third composition for the Stanza della Segnatura represents Parnassus, the dwelling place of Apollo and the Muses and the home of poetry, according to classical myth.
Mount Parnassus, the home of Apollo, is, like the hill of the Vatican, a place where in ancient times there was a shrine to Apollo dedicated to the arts.
Although the Parnassus lacks the high originality of the School of Athens, it demonstrates Raphael's illustrative ability.
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Parnassus, mountain, central Greece, rising to an altitude of 2,457 m (8,061 ft).
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