This list can be compared with two others, national epic and list of world folk-epics.
In historical terms, it is sometimes equated as being the American response to the national epic.
The business just now before the country makes a very good detective story; but as a national epic it is a little depressing.
A national myth may sometimes take the form of a national epic.
It was the only and first national epic in which we Americans participated; that's why.
As Melfi's son said last season, they're our national epic, or something like that.
But this is more than a national epic.
The book is a worthy monument of a great national epic.
He wrote long after the natural age of national epic, the age of Homer.
The name of the band is derived from the Finnish national epic.