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heroic age

one of the five periods in human history, when, according to Hesiod, gods and demigods performed heroic and glorious deeds.
any period in the history of a nation, especially in ancient Greece and Rome, when great heroes of legend lived:
Achilles, Agamemnon, and others of Greece's heroic age.
Origin of heroic age
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The localization is significant, and the stories reproduce the life and atmosphere of the northern heroic age.
  • In short, they are the marvels of an heroic age, told with the fine incredulous air of a polite one.
  • His soul belongs to the heroic age, but his heart to that of gold.
British Dictionary definitions for heroic age

heroic age

the period in an ancient culture, when legendary heroes are said to have lived
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