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Headword: Epopoiïa
Adler number: epsilon,2811
Translated headword: epic poetry
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a narrative in heroic meter. For epic poetry [is only] poetry without a myth.
Greek Original:
Epopoiïa: hê di' hêrôïkou metrou historia. kai gar steromenê muthou poiêsis epopoiïa estin.
Notes:
Same entry, later, in ps.-Zonaras.
The Suda's own source for this remark was not identified by Adler but is identifiable via the TLG as the emperor Julian's Reply to Heraclius the Cynic, section 3.
Keywords: definition; epic; meter and music; mythology; philosophy; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 November 2003@01:16:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added a keyword) on 16 November 2003@04:16:51.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; source identification; another keyword) on 23 October 2012@09:21:25.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 November 2012@23:36:22.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 27 January 2015@02:43:10.

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