- one of the five periods in human history, when, according to Hesiod, gods and demigods performed heroic and glorious deeds.
- any period in the history of a nation, especially in ancient Greece and Rome, when great heroes of legend lived: Achilles, Agamemnon, and others of Greece's heroic age.
Origin of heroic age
First recorded in 1825–35
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- the period in an ancient culture, when legendary heroes are said to have lived