Christopher Marlowe's epic poem Hero and Leander, which is based on an ancient Greek myth, says more about the customs of contemporary England than of the ancient Greeks.
My problem with this book is that while epic in scope it isn't in storytelling.
In stark contrast to last year's epic birthday bash, this year's celebrations will be deliberately low-key.
It must be allowed that Dryden would have been hard-pressed to find another episode from ancient epic which so peculiarly recalled recent history.
"This is a sprawling historical epic , portraying Rio de Janeiro in the 19th century.
We had some epic battles but we feel we have done ourselves justice.
I know that as epic as the performances of the athletes were, there were similarly heroic contributions that are almost entirely overlooked.
The pictures tell a more epic tale than a million words could.
At certain moments, their set achieved almost epic proportions.
He legitimated the cultivation of lyrical tropes, as the poet used them to enrich what is otherwise a lofty epic poem on the First Crusade.