adjective Also ep·i·cal.
Can be confusedepic epoch
Examples from the Web for epics
His father had read him stories, like King Arthur, epics of kingdoms won and lost.
And we love sweeping, romantic Irish epics in films and books.
According to the Aryan epics this nation possessed cows, goats, sheep, and camels.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)|Max Duncker
It gives in a popular form, in a charmingly simple and picturesque style, the fascinating romances of the old German epics.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
The epics showed the Greeks a barbaric people without iron, without writing, and still not living in cities.A Short History of the World|H. G. Wells
The epics sufficiently prove that a noble religion may coexist with a wild and lawless mythology.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang
Two epics were carved on it—on one side was the story of the heroes, and on the other the story of the gods.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
British Dictionary definitions for epics
Word Origin for epic
Culture definitions for epics
A long narrative poem written in elevated style, in which heroes of great historical or legendary importance perform valorous deeds. The setting is vast in scope, covering great nations, the world, or the universe, and the action is important to the history of a nation or people. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are some great epics from world literature, and two great epics in English are Beowulf and Paradise Lost.