A second-rate imitator or follower, especially of an artist or a philosopher.
An inferior descendant, follower, or imitator.
- the sons of the Seven against Thebes: they resumed the conflict a decade later and razed Thebes
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of epigone
- French épigone sing. of épigones from Greek Epigonoi sons of the seven heroes against Thebes from pl. of epigonos born after epi- epi- gonos child, seed genə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition