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epyllion

(ɪˈpɪlɪən)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a miniature epic
[C19: from Greek, diminutive of epos]
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In two of his early works, tragedy Titus Andronicus (1594) and epyllion The Rape of Lucrece (1594), William Shakespeare develops Ovid's models of Philomela and Lucretia as rape victims who must seek ways of communicating their violations.
In the second of these (to compose ten lines in praise of Luis I in Iambic Senarii) the author of the verses on the frontispiece of the Escudo de armas de Mexico, Cayetano de Cabrera y Quintero, was edged out by Jose Antonio de Villerias y Roelas (1695-1728), who that very year had finished his famous Latin epyllion on the Virgin of Guadalupe.
89) I am currently working on a critical edition of this late epyllion.
Syphilis, an epyllion written in Virgilian dactylic hexameter and dedicated to Cardinal Pietro Bembo, was a 16th-century best-seller: by 1935 there were over a hundred editions, including 15 in Italian and seven in English.
Livrea), the Teubner edition of this poet's work, the 343-line hexameter epyllion on Hero and Leander.
Stapleton maintains that the Elegies are pivotal to understanding the technique and aesthetic employed in Marlowe's epyllion.
Colluthus was an Egyptian epic poet from the late fifth century AD, and his only extant work is a Greek epyllion in 394 hexameters titled The Abduction of Helen, which scholars generally dismiss as a product of late-antique rhetorical affectation and stagnation.
the Roman poet Catullus wrote an epyllion, a short epic of 409 lines, arranged in eight mythological, thematically organized tableaus.
Press, 2004), which maintains that "The epyllion is a self-confident, exuberant form, but the authorial self it displays does not resemble any kind of self that is predicted by ordinary assumptions about the subject" (109).
They offer a short introduction to the ancient epyllion, including some of the issues of definition regarding this class of poems and the contested value of applying this category.
Untutored Lines: The Making of the English Epyllion (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture), Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2012; hardback; pp.