Homer is credited with composing the epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." These two poems have had a significant impact on Western culture and society, and Homer is considered...
An epic (from the Ancient Greek adjective ἐπικός (epikos), from ἔπος (epos) "
word, story, poem") is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily ...
Feb 21, 2014 ... Both of Homer's epics are composed in dactylic hexameter, which became the
standard for Greek and Latin oral poetry. Homeric verse is ...
A long and highly stylized narrative poem
celebrating the heroic achievements of its hero. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are usually regarded as the first important epic poems
and are considered to define the form. More »
Sep 10, 2013 ... Epic poetry–or heroic poetry, as some of the medieval poets have called it–
follows a certain time-tested formula to portray such grand ...
Traditionally, an epic poem is a long, serious, poetic narrative about a significant
event, often featuring a hero. Before the development of writing, epic poems ...
Epic poems start as commentaries on current events; as memories fade,
subsequent generations of minstrels alter the original saga by emphasizing the
An epic in its most specific sense is a genre of classical poetry originating in
Greece. The conventions of this genre are several: (a). It is a long narrative about
Jul 6, 2008 ... Modern poets tend to avoid the epic style poetry of the past - but there can be no
doubt that many of them were influenced greatly by these ...