Call for papers for the seventh issue of the online journal

Revista Épicas dedicated to "The ancient and the new epic poetry"


Coordination number:

Ana Alexandra Alves de Sousa (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa – FLUL)

Carlinda Nuñez Fragale (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ)

Thematic dossier: "The ancient and the new epic poetry"


Antiquity bequeathed us the great epics of Western Culture, from Mycenaean to Roman times, from the twelfth century BC to the first century BC, with the quest for excellence and immortal individual glory on the part of the Homeric hero, through the existential aporia of the Alexandrian hero in Argonautica, to the Virgilian poem, the epic founder of civilization, who places men on the path of labor at the service of the common good, in Aeneid. Inspiring adaptations, appropriations and new aesthetic concepts, over time, the epic poetry is an epistemological space, which interacts with Geography, History, Anthropology, Politics and Arts. We propose a number of the Revista Épicas that testifies to the various aspects of the epic poetry, from antiquity to the present day.


Articles may be written in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or German (please send to The maximum limit is 40,000 characters with spaces. The text should be accompanied by an abstract in another language and in the language of the article. The deadline for submission is February 29th, 2020. The norms and procedures for publication can be found on the following website: The Editorial Board’s evaluation will be sent to all authors by April 30th, 2020. This publication is scheduled for June 30, 2020.