heroic age

noun
  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
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British Dictionary definitions for heroic age

heroic age

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