Poetry, Plays and Quotes
Aristotle on Epic Poetry
Aristotle's Poetics takes on the various genres of poetry, but in these passages, he describes the attributes of epic poetry and compares the requirements and expectations of epic and tragic poetry (tragedy). I've added my own notes to explain some of the terms used.
E-Texts of primary sources in classical literature, Biblical books and other ancient literature in English translation.
Review of 'The Romans and Their World,' by Brian Campbell
The Romans and Their World: A Short Introduction