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The Pressure To Aim For "Epic"

CCC says: "When the term “epic” is used in literature, it refers specifically to a type of long-form, narrative poetry that focuses on characters of high standing: men and women above the day-to-day. The genre is best typified by the works of the Greek poet Homer, whose Iliad tells of a legendary war between Greece and Troy which is populated by mythological heroes on both sides.

I mention this because “epic” has been broadened in such a manner that it now refers to anything and everything on a grand scale, but we’re using it here to evaluate a specific medium and its relationship with the narrative, which cleaves fairly close to the original intent of the word."

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