African Studies Thesaurus
epics (form) Search catalogue 294910182
A long narrative poem usually divided into books or parts and generally mythic or religious in its theme. It tells a tale of great actions and events that are usually important to a nation or culture (The Oxford Companion to the English Language, 1992).
19.03 LITERARY GENRES
Also covers publications on epics indexed before 2006.
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