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.
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How to use heroic age in a sentence
“Mercury, Gemini, Apollo—that was the heroic age,” said Roger Launius, a space historian and the former senior curator of space history at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.Ralphie from ‘A Christmas Story’ could have been the first child in space. Then disaster struck. | Erik Olsen | December 23, 2020 | Popular-Science
It is as much a symbol of the art of a machine age as the man Ulysses is a symbol of the art of an heroic age.The Voice of the Machines | Gerald Stanley Lee
Is he, for ethical and intellectual purposes, the child of that heroic age which he describes?Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
Homer was fully within the sphere and spirit of the heroic age; Hesiod was as plainly outside it.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
For this reason the 'age of heroes and gods' might also, and more briefly, be called the heroic age.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
Of the various weapons found at the zenith of the heroic age, therefore, the sword is the most characteristic.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
British Dictionary definitions for heroic age
the period in an ancient culture, when legendary heroes are said to have lived
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