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CLAS 1020 Unit 4 Epic Conventions and Heroic Code

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Large Scale Conventions
- long narrative - based on traditional legend - heroes - divine/supernatural intervention - dignified style
Small Scale Conventions
- invocation of Muse - begin in medias res (in the middle of things) - similes - catalogs - ecphrasis (detailed description of art)
kudos (Heroic code)
thirst for praise --> ambition
timē (Heroic code)
thirst for fame --> ambition
aristeia (Heroic code)
ā€œgreat achievementsā€; display of outstanding valor and prowess --> self-esteem based on status, reputation, external-validation
geras (Heroic code)
war-prizes, spoils, booty --> self-esteem based on status, reputation, external-validation