epicist


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epicist

(ˈɛpɪsɪst)
n
(Poetry) one who writes epic poems
Translations
eepikko
epičarepik
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After reviewing in his first chapter the role of the Olympian gods in the classical epic tradition, he describes in the second challenges faced by the earliest of his Humanist epicists, Petrarch and Vida.
Dante, with his faith in a transcendental order, was for Lukacs the last true epicist. What Lukacs sees as emerging in his stead is, according to J.
(14) However, any comparison of the chronicler's and the epicist's respective texts reveals that there is no close correspondence, though doubtless the latter was broadly acquainted with the chapters in question.
95-112) argues that Valerius reconstructs, comments upon and/or deconstructs different parts of the epic tradition he inherits specifically by showing how the epicist rewrites the deaths of Idmon and Tiphys in Apollonius with reference to the deaths and funerals of Palinurus and Misenus in the Aeneid and of Elpenor in the Odyssey.
Marlowe replicates, indeed completes this Ovidianly uncompleted curriculum vitae, in graduating first from translator and lyricist to tragedian, and finally to epicist in Hero and Leander and in the translation of Lucan.
29-54), John Penwill's viewpoint is marked: he considers the Flavian epicists to be "poets of sufficient integrity not to succumb to producing unequivocal expressions of flattery" (p.
(5) But in certain respects, Claudian departs significantly from earlier epicists, for the fourth century in which he wrote was a period of generic instability that saw the reshaping of classical genres and the emergence of new poetic forms.
Rather, like Homer or Virgil or other epicists, he re-narrates traditional materials for a contemporary audience as he summons them to war.
'Ambages Reciprocae: Reviewing Apuleius' Metamorphoses', in Boyle, A.J., (ed.).The Imperial Muse, II: Flavian Epicists to Claudian, Bendigo, Vic.: Aureal, 211--235.
Indeed, for years to come, the Chilean overtures captured the imagination of Dutch poets and epicists, whose paeans belied the unfulfilled promise of America.
At three hours, Yunome's pic clocks in as this year's longest entry, with relative brevity being shown even by well-known epicists like Angelopoulos (130 minutes), Oliveira (110) and Von Trier (117).