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Epopee

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Epopée. n.s. [ἐποποίια.] An epick or heroick poem.

Tragedy borrows from the epopee, and that which borrows is of less dignity, because it has not of its own. Dryd. Virgil.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Epopee." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4258.


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