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long, narrative poem that tells the adventures of heroes who embody the values of their civilization

epic

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epic that combines historical material of different times with fictional material

homeric epic

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stories that focus on humans with special abilities and combines fact and fiction; based on real historical events or people

legend

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belief in many gods

polytheistic

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gods with human shapes and traits

anthropomorphism

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traveling singer, poets

rhapsodes

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manner of passing stories from one generation to the next through word of mouth

oral tradition

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homer's account of last year of ten-year Trojan War between Greeks and Trojans; Achilles is killed; named after Ilium (Troy)

the Iliad

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Homer's account of the end of the Trojan War and Odysseus' ten-yea journey home to Ithaca; Odysseus, king of Ithaca, is the hero; named after Odysseus

the Odyssey

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a prayer calling on the help of the gods

invocation

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word or phrase used to characterize a person or thing

epithet