Vocab lesson: Epic

    –adjective Also, ep·i·cal.

  1. noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: Homer’s Iliad is an epic poem
  2. resembling or suggesting such poetry: an epic novel on the founding of the country
  3. heroic; majestic; impressively great: the epic events of the war
  4. of unusually great size or extent: a crime wave of epic proportions.

 

    –noun

  1. an epic poem.
  2. epic poetry.
  3. any composition resembling an epic.
  4. something worthy to form the subject of an epic: The defense of the Alamo is an American epic.
  5. ( initial capital letter ) Also called Old Ionic. the Greek dialect represented in the Iliad and the Odyssey, apparently Aeolic modified by Ionic.

Epic doesn’t mean “awesome” or “cool”.  It isn’t a fun thing, generally.  It means long.  It generally refers to things that are boring.

Here endeth the lesson.

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