epyl·​li·​on | \ eˈpilēən, -ēˌän \
plural epyllia\ -​ēə \ or epyllions

Definition of epyllion

: 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

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History and Etymology for epyllion

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 1 Apr. 2020.

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