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  • n. Plural form of epic.


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  • His poetry, informed by the violence of Greek and Latin epics, augmented by the events of

    Robinson Jeffers

  • I think the lesson Chan learned from reading Chinese epics is that it's perfectly okay if the beginning takes you 1500 pages.

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  • Maybe I'm just getting too old for this crap ... but, honestly, the level of thought going into these "original epics" is miniscule.

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  • Rumanian literature, written in the Slavic tongue, boasts a few rhymed chronicles which are sometimes termed epics, while modern Rumanian prides itself upon Joan Delaemi's locally famous Epic of the Gypsies.

    The Book of the Epic

  • "He said he couldn't decide which of the epics was his favourite," his New York Times obituary reported.

    Jillian Burt: Grinderman is the First Great Band of the Anthropocene Epoch

  • Then some gentle editor at Fawcett took him aside and informed him politely that children do not read 400,000-word epics, and the story would have to find an adult audience or none at all.

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  • The most important texts about the Trojan War are two long poems, called epics because they tell of the heroic deeds of men long gone.

    The Trojan War

  • He traced the development of the Homeric poem back to sources no longer extant, and declared that the epics were a later construction, compounded out of heroic songs and primitive folk-poetry.


  • The larger music, the more majestic lengths of verse called epics, the exact in sculpture, the classic drama, the most absolute kinds of wine, require a perfect harmony of circumstance for their appreciation.

    The Path to Rome

  • Widow-burning is not mentioned in Manu; but it appears in the Mahabharata, one of the great epics, which is therefore later.

    Ten Great Religions An Essay in Comparative Theology


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