- an undistinguished imitator, follower, or successor of an important writer, painter, etc.
Origin of epigone
Examples from the Web for epigonic
Historical Examples of epigonic
Little was left to do save to gloss the glosses, an epigonic labour which would not attract men of talent.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
- rare an inferior follower or imitator
Word Origin for epigone
also epigon, "undistinguished scions of mighty ancestors," (sometimes in Latin plural form epigoni), from Greek epigonoi, in classical use with reference to the sons of the Seven who warred against Thebes; plural of epigonos "born afterward" from epi (see epi-) + -gonos, from root of gignesthai "to be born" related to genos "race, birth, descent" (see genus).