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The Nature of the Epic
The Greek Historians
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Achilles action Aeneas Aeneid allegory ancients Arcadia Ariosto Aristotle Bartas battle beginning Boccaccio Bunyan C. S. Lewis Camoens century chapter character Chaucer Christian Civil classical Cowley critical Daniel Dante described Dryden Elizabethan England English epic epic form epic writer episode Faerie Queene French Gibbon Greek Henry hero Herodotus heroic poem Holy Homer Homer and Virgil human Iliad imitation Italian kind King Langland Latin less literary literature Livy Lucan Lusiad Mansoul matter medieval Middle Ages Milton mind moral narrative nature neo-classic neo-classicism never Odyssey original Paradise Lost passage passion Petrarch Piers Plowman Pilgrim's Progress pilgrimage plot poet poetic poetry political Pope Pope's preface Prince prose Puritan reader religious Renaissance Roman Rome Shakespeare shows Sidney Spenser spirit stanza Statius story style Tasso Telemachus theme things thought tradition tragedy translation Trojan Troy true epic verse Virgil writing wrote Xenophon