2. Noun. (literary) A brief narrative poem with a romantic or mythological theme. ¹
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Definition of Epyllion
1. a shorter epic poem [n -S]
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Literary usage of Epyllion
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1. The Classical World by Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1908)
"For this tedious product he had substituted the epyllion, an episodic epic of moderate length, comparable to the relation of the short story in our times to ..."
2. Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus (1893)
"But into this epyllion is wrought another which details the story of Theseus and ... This second epyllion is even longer than the first, covering vv. ..."
3. Vergil: A Biography by Tenney Frank (1922)
"The two types of the " plain " style were employed in more modest poems of literature, both in prose and in such poetry as comedy, the epyllion, in pastoral ..."
4. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"797, 802, 803; 811, 813; altogether within the limits of the epyllion turn occurs 25 times, tune 4, and nunc 16. But it may be said that, granting the ..."
5. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1917)
"... idyl is Alexandrine, but even he had abandoned the beaten track of elegy and epyllion. With the exception of the pastoral these are all renewals of ..."