Epic poetry

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Tablet conteenin a fragment o the Epic o Gilgamesh

An epic (frae the Auncient Greek adjective ἐπικός (epikos), frae ἔπος (epos) "wird, story, poem"[1]) is a lenthy narrative poem, ordinarily concernin a serious subject conteenin details o heroic deeds an events signeeficant tae a cultur or naition.[2]

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  1. Epic Online Etymology Dictionary
  2. Michael Meyer, The Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford: St. Martin's, 2005), 2128. ISBN 0-312-41242-8.