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saga
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

4 uses
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Definition
a long involved story
  • Sainte-Beuve says, with reference probably to M. Leconte de Lisle's prose version of the epics, that some people treat the epics too much as if the were sagas.
    Prefaces (38% in)
  • Now the Homeric epics are sagas, but then they are the sagas of the divine heroic age of Greece, and thus are told with an art which is not the art of the Northern poets.
    Prefaces (38% in)
  • Now the Homeric epics are sagas, but then they are the sagas of the divine heroic age of Greece, and thus are told with an art which is not the art of the Northern poets.
    Prefaces (39% in)
  • In prose he may endure them, or even care to study them as the survivals of a stage of taste, which is to be found in its prime in the sagas.
    Prefaces (71% in)

There are no more uses of "saga" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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