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Aeneid an epic poem by Virgil that tells of the adventures of Aeneas from the fall of Troy to his founding of Rome.
bard in ancient Celtic times, a person who composed and recited or sang epic poetry. [1/2 definitions]
Beowulf the title character and hero of an anonymous, alliterative Old English epic poem.
Brunhild in the anonymous German medieval epic The Nibelungenlied, the queen of Iceland.
calliope (cap.) in Greek mythology, the Muse of epic or heroic poetry. [1/2 definitions]
Dido in the ancient Roman epic poem The Aeneid by Virgil, the queen of Carthage who detains Aeneas, then kills herself after he abandons her. [1/2 definitions]
Divine Comedy a rhymed medieval Italian epic poem written by Dante Alighieri, describing his imaginary progression from Hell through Purgatory to Paradise.
epic an epic poem, novel, film, or the like. [2/5 definitions]
heroic verse any verse form traditionally used for epic or dramatic poetry, such as iambic pentameter for English poetry.
idyll a romantic epic or narrative poem. [1/4 definitions]
Mahabharata an ancient Sanskrit epic poem of India, attributed to Vyasa, that recounts the life of Krishna and that contains the Bhagavad-Gita.
odyssey (cap.) the epic poem by Homer recounting the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan Wars. [1/2 definitions]
Ramayana an ancient Sanskrit epic attributed to Valmiki, which recounts the lives of Ramachandra and his wife Sita, and is considered to be the bible of Hinduism.
roman (French) a medieval French metrical narrative developed from ancient epic poems. [1/2 definitions]
saga any long detailed narrative, esp. one chronicling the generations of a family or group; epic. [1/2 definitions]
The Iliad an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer that narrates the ten-year siege of Troy by the Greeks.
The Nibelungenlied a thirteenth-century Middle High German epic poem that recounts the adventure of Siegfried.