Noting or pertaining to a poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated continuously and at length in elevated style.
Homer's Iliad is an Epic poem.
Originally a poem, an Epic became a story that was worthy to form the subject of an Epic.
The Defence of the Alamo is an American Epic.
A poem like Milton's Paradise Lost, in which characteristics such as catalog passages and invocations of the muse are applied to later or different materials.
Originally an Epic was a long narrative poem about the deeds of a hero or heroes.
Later "Epic" began to describe any story that had the qualities of an Epic poem.
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