Carlyle says: "No life of a man faithfully recorded but is a heroic poem."
But then, being an heroic poem, had you not better call him a charioteer?
His subject is not that of a heroic poem, properly so called.
But the most heroic thing in Milton's heroic poem is Milton.
His Davideis is an heroic poem on the troubles of King David.
In the main it is an English heroic ...