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Epic : the genre, its characteristics.
Homer, Iliad.
Homer, Odyssey.
Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica.
Beginning epic in Rome.
The Alexandrian miniature epic.
Virgil, Aeneid.
Ovid, Metamorphoses.
Lucan, the Civil war.
Roman epic and the emperor Domitian.
Ends and beginnings : late ancient epic.