The Iliad as an Epic

                               Discuss The Iliad as an epic

    Definition of an Epic: An epic is a long narrative poem, on a great and serious subject related in a lofty style and centered on a heroic figure. Its actions depend on the fate of tribe or nation or the human race.

   There are two types of epics; one is primary epic and another is secondary epic. Primary epic is oral but not written. It comes from generation to generation. For example- The Iliad by Homer is a primary epic.

  Characteristics of an epic: There are many characteristics of an epic. These are mentioned bellow- Continue reading