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Cycʹlic Poets

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Inferior epic poets. On the death of Homer a host of minstrels caught the contagion of his poems, and wrote continuations, illustrations, or additions thereto. These poets were called cyclic because they confined themselves to the cycle of the Trojan war. The chief were Agʹias, Arctiʹnos, Euʹgamon, Lesʹchēs, and Strasīnos.

“Besides the Homeric poems, the Greeks of this age possessed those of the poets named Cyclic, as they sang a traditional cycle of events …”—Keightley Greece, part i chap. xiv. p. 150.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cutter’s Law
Cuttle
Cutty
Cutty Pipe
Cutty Stool
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Cyanean Rocks (The)
Cycle
Cyclic Poets
Cyclopædia
Cyclopean
Cyclopean Masonry
Cyclops
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Cymbeline
Cymochles
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Cyclic Poets