What is another word for epics?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛpɪks] (IPA)

Epics are long narrative poems or stories that often tell of heroic deeds and adventures. Some synonyms for the word epic include saga, chronicle, legend and tale. A saga is a long, historic story, often involving a family or group of people. A chronicle is a factual account of events in chronological order. A legend is a story that has been passed down through generations, often involving supernatural or mythical elements. A tale is a narrative that is told for entertainment or instruction, often including elements of adventure or romance. All of these words are similar to "epic" and can be used to describe stories that are grand in scale or epic in nature.

Usage examples for Epics

Abstract philosophy, concrete science and barren theology remain arid and unemotional discourses even in the epics of Dante and Milton.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
The stories about Troy were first told in prose; next they were sung in ballads; then they were combined into epics.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
epics and ballads are cited in proof of this.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell

Famous quotes with Epics

  • The first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read.
    Lascelles Abercrombie
  • Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • I am associated with techno epics.
    Trevor Horn
  • My specialties are corpses, unconscious people and people snoring in spectacular epics.
    Gig Young
  • The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
    C. S. Lewis

Related words: journey epics, epic poems, narrative epics, epics of the world, epic fantasy, epics full of magic, best epic

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