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Ancient Classical Epic Poetry - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
The term epic, whether in the context of Ancient/Classical history or modern literature, usually refers to a long literary piece that involves the impossible and/ or ...
The Genre of Epic Literature and Poetry - Ancient/Classical History
Epic poetry is distinct from other literary genres because of its content and style.
Epic - Greek Epic Poetry - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the main Greek epics, but the other writers of the Trojan Cycle and Hesiod are also epic poets.
Eight Classic Historical Epic Movies - Classic Movies - About.com
It worked for a time, but by the early 1960s these epics proved too costly to make. Studios shied away from making these epics for decades, and it would take ...
6 Classic Biblical Epics - Classic Movies - About.com
While historical epics showcased stories set in antiquity, religious epics drew inspiration from the world's most popular book, The Bible. Whether depicting the  ...
Beowulf - What You Need to Know About the Epic Poem
Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic poem in the English language and the earliest piece of vernacular European literature. It was written in Old English, the  ...
Epic Poetry: Definition - Classic Literature in Translation - About.com
Main Ideas: Epic poems are long compositions in verse that have a few distinct features. The typical epic describes the beginning or founding of a city, country, ...
Classic Movies: Epics and War Stories
If you're looking for the great sword-and-sandal epics of ancient Greece and Rome, wartime romance or the blood, guts and glory of classic war films, this is the ...
Guide Picks: American Epic Poems of the 20th Century - Poetry
... half of the 20th century” and were immediately accosted: “It's the ONLY epic poem!” Wrong! we said. Here are more epics, recommended by your Poetry Guides.
Interview - The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark
Interview with the author of 'The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark,' by Dennis R. MacDonald.
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