Epic catalogue

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An epic catalogue is a long, detailed list of objects, places or people that is characteristic of epic poetry.


  • In the Aeneid, the list of enemies the Trojans find in Etruria in Book VII. Also, the list of ships in Book X.[2]


  1. ^ Quint, David (Spring 2007). "Milton's Book of Numbers: Book 1 of Paradise Lost and Its Catalogue". International Journal of the Classical Tradition 13 (4): 528–549. doi:10.1007/bf02923024. 
  2. ^ Christine Perkell, ed. (1999). Reading Vergil's Aeneid: An Interpretative Guide. Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture 23. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 190–194. ISBN 9780806131399. 
  3. ^ Gaertner, Jan Felix (2001). "The Homeric Catalogues and Their Function in Epic Narrative". Hermes 129: 298–305.