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epics (form)       LUcat Search catalogue 294910182

Scope note
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).

Broader terms
prose (form)

Related terms
oral history
oral traditions
poetry (form)

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Indexing history
Also covers publications on epics indexed before 2006.

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