Epic can appear anywhere, at any time. We catch glimpses of that undomesticated compound of heroism and doom in our wily children and our suffering parents, our tragic coworkers and indefatigable friends — and as poet and critic Stephen Burt shows us in the verse below, in our willful, wandering feline companions as well. —Eds.
GENO (from Iliad IX:410-16)
EPIC WINS: SERIES INTRO by Matthew Battles | THE ILIAD (1.408-415) by Flourish Klink | THE KALEVALA (3.1-278) by James Parker | THE ARGONAUTICA (2.815-834) by Joshua Glenn | THE ILIAD by Stephen Burt | THE MYTH OF THE ELK by Matthew Battles | GOTHAMIAD by Chad Parmenter
SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: DIPLOMACY — a world-conquest boardgame musical | FITTING SHOES — famous literary footwear | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM — 25 Jack Kirby panels | SECRET PANEL —Silver Age comics’ double entendres | SKRULLICISM