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Balder Dead (version 2)

Read by Thomas A. Copeland


Matthew Arnold


The poem begins with the beloved god Balder, thought to be invulnerable, dead at the hands of the inoffensive blind god Hoder, in a game. L…

Paradise Regained

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John Milton


Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more…

The Mahabharata by Vyasa: The epic of ancient India condensed into English verse

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Romesh C. Dutt


The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to V…

La Divina Comedia

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Dante Alighieri


A la mitad del viaje de nuestra vida, me encontré en una selva oscura por haberme apartado del camino recto. ¡Ah! ¡Cuan p…

Reineke Fuchs

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Reineke Fuchs ist ein Epos in zwölf Gesängen. Goethe gab dem Werk stark spöttische, mitunter boshafte Züge; sein Epos ka…

Os Lusíadas

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Luís Vaz de Camões


Camões (1524-1580) é o maior poeta da nossa língua, e Os Lusíadas a sua obra maior. Publicada em 1572, é …

The Odysseys of Homer

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Homer


The Odysseys are a collection of stories about Ulysses' journey home from the war at Troy purportedly written in the 8th century BCE by Home…

Beowulf (version 2)

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Unknown


Beowulf was composed by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet. Francis Barton Gummere translates this beautiful poem. Beowulf is an epic poem. The m…

La Ilíada

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Homer


La Ilíada de Homero es un poema épico compuesto en dialecto homérico por veinticuatro cantos (15.688 hexámetros …

Епопея на Забравените (Epopeya na zabravenite)

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Ivan Vazov


Epic of the Forgotten (Bulgarian: Епопея на забравените; Epopeya na zabravenite) is a Bulgarian poetic saga written by Ivan Vazov to commemo…

Achilleis

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Achilleis von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, entstanden 1797–99, veröffentlicht 1808. Als Goethe an dem Epos in Hexametern Hermann und Do…

Paradise Lost (version 2)

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John Milton


As Vergil had surpassed Homer by adapting the epic form to celebrate the origin of the author’s nation, Milton developed it yet further to r…

Aeneidis Libri XII

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Virgil


Aeneas flees the destruction of Troy, abandons Dido, queen of the Carthaginians, and wends his way to Latium in Italy, where slaying Turnus,…

The Iliad (Pope Translation)

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Homer


Homer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events…

La Cautiva

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Esteban Echeverría


La Cautiva es un poema narrativo épico, publicado originalmente en 1837. Se considera la obra más representativa del romantici…

The Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland (Crawford Translation)

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Elias Lönnrot


This is the epic of Finland. It is the combined folk tales of the Finnish nation starting with the birth of the world from the egg of a seab…

Beowulf (Hall translation)

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Unknown


The most famous piece of Old English literature, Beowulf was written by an unknown poet at least 1000 years ago and tells how the eponymous …

The Song Celestial; Or, Bhagavad-Gîtâ

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Unknown


This work is a unique rendering of the Bagavad Gita by a well known poet. It is faithful to the text and yet does not read like a translatio…

The Ramayan, Book 2

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Valmiki


The Ramayan(a) is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti…

Don Juan, Cantos 13 - 16

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


These are the last four Cantos of his mock epic that Byron completed in the year before his death at the age of 36 in Messolonghi, Greece, w…

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