heroic age

  1. one of the five periods in human history, when, according to Hesiod, gods and demigods performed heroic and glorious deeds.

  2. 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

Words Nearby heroic age

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How to use heroic age in a sentence

  • Of the various weapons found at the zenith of the heroic age, therefore, the sword is the most characteristic.

British Dictionary definitions for heroic age

heroic age

  1. the period in an ancient culture, when legendary heroes are said to have lived

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