Definitions for epyllion

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  1. epyllion(Noun)

    a "little epic".

  2. epyllion(Noun)

    A brief narrative poem with a romantic or mythological theme.

  3. Origin: From ἐπύλλιον. The term was first used in the nineteenth century.


  1. Epyllion

    In classical studies the term epyllion refers to a comparatively short narrative poem that shows formal affinities with epic, but betrays a preoccupation with themes and poetic techniques that are not generally or, at least, primarily characteristic of epic proper.


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