plural epyllia
or epyllions
: a relatively short narrative poem resembling an epic in theme, tone, or style
Arnold's emulation of certain Homeric qualities in his epyllion Sohrab and Rustum

Word History


Greek, diminutive of epos word, speech, epic poem

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“Epyllion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epyllion. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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