In an attempt to give the show an epic scale, the auditions are held in a massive traveling LTD Dome.
Right now I am reading the new edition of Daniel Yergin's classic The Prize: The epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power.
How could the producers have thought of making a Roman epic in London in February?
Keith Richards' Life is an epic account of the heyday of rock 'n' roll.
A panel on the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata (in which I participated) studied the pragmatic morality of this living text.
Clio, the muse of history and epic poetry, represented as seated with a half-opened scroll in her hand.
She speaks in equal ruptures of an opera dancer and an epic poet.
There is indeed little in epic poetry to surpass the high simplicity of this loving portrayal of a hero's death.
His boots were an epic of despair, his necktie was a tragedy.
There is in the Hymns, in fact, no scope for the epic knowledge of human nature in every mood and aspect.
1580s, perhaps via Middle French épique or directly from Latin epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos "word, story, poem," from PIE *wekw- "to speak" (see voice). Extended sense of "grand, heroic" first recorded in English 1731. The noun meaning "an epic poem" is first recorded 1706.
A long narrative poem written in elevated style, in which heroes of great historical or legendary importance perform valorous deeds. The setting is vast in scope, covering great nations, the world, or the universe, and the action is important to the history of a nation or people. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are some great epics from world literature, and two great epics in English are Beowulf and Paradise Lost.
Note: Figuratively, any task of great magnitude may be called “epic,” as in an “epic feat” or an “epic undertaking.”