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a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
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an epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire
a narrative epic poem written by Dante
a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy
a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
an epic poem written in Middle High German and based on the legends of Siegfried and Teutonic kings
chanson de geste
Old French epic poems
an epic poem adapted for recitation
a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
a body of poetry that conveys the traditions of a society by treating some epic theme
literature in metrical form
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