Translation of épica in English:
- La suya era una especie de épica del hombre corriente ante las adversidades de la vida.
- Corresponde al héroe del modo mimético elevado, de la mayor parte de la épica y la tragedia.
- Es, hasta cierto punto, humano querer revivir la épica revolucionaria.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.