/ (ɪˈpɪlɪən) /
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noun plural -lia (-lɪə)
a miniature epic
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Word Origin for epyllion
C19: from Greek, diminutive of epos
Words nearby epyllion
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How to use epyllion in a sentence
This is not in any sense a lyric poem, but an epyllion, or little epic.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler
Other rhetorical devices cultivated in the epyllion are the long apostrophe, and the sentence or wise saying.
Either the term "minor epic" or "epyllion" is satisfactory, provided its referent is clear, and accurately described.