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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cyc’lic Poets.
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 Ag’ias, Arcti’nos, Eu’gamon, Les’chs, and Strasnos.   1
        “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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