Related Content

Related Overviews

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

epic


Quick Reference

A long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the past history of a nation. The word comes via Latin from Greek epikos, from epos ‘word, song’, related to eipein ‘say’.

Subjects: Literature


Reference entries

View all reference entries »