Epics

Peer Gynt

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Henrik Ibsen


Peer is a dreamer, liar, excellent storyteller and an irresponsible person who avoids all problems. He uses and discards women and looks tow…

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…

The Odyssey (Book 6)

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Homer


Nausicaa, daughter of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians, is asleep when Athena comes to her to suggest that she go down to the river the next…

Milton: a Poem

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William Blake


Milton: a Poem is an epic poem by William Blake, written and illustrated between 1804 and 1810. Its hero is John Milton, who returns from he…

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…

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…

Le Paradis Perdu

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John Milton


Comme Virgile a développé l’épopée à célébrer l’origine de sa propre patrie, Milton l’a ada…

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…

Balder Dead (version 2)

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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…

The Lusiads

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Luís Vaz de Camões


The Lusiads (Os Lusíadas) is a Portuguese epic poem, written in the 16th century by Luis Vaz de Camões. The poem tells the tal…

Balder Dead

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Matthew Arnold


"Balder Dead" is a beautiful epic poem by Matthew Arnold. It draws from Norse mythology to retell the story of the the death of Od…

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,…

Beowulf (Hall translation)

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Unknowntranslated Byjohn Lesslie Hall


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 …

Jerusalem Delivered

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Torquato Tasso


The First Crusade provides the backdrop for a rich tapestry of political machinations, military conflicts, martial rivalries, and love stori…

Monachomachia czyli wojna mnichów

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Ignacy Krasicki


Monachomachia, czyli Wojna mnichów to poemat heroikomiczny autorstwa Ignacego Krasickiego wydany po raz pierwszy anonimowo w 1778. Je…

Drake

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Alfred Noyes


Alfred Noyes, in the blank-verse epic "Drake", fictionalizes the historical Francis Drake, who, during the reign of Elizabeth I of…

Hermann und Dorothea

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Veröffentlicht 1797. Hermann und Dorothea ist ein Epos in neun Gesängen von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Die Gesänge tragen di…

Sohrab and Rustum: An Episode

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Matthew Arnold


A young soldier born among Tartars but sired by the mighty Persian lord Rustum, serves in the Tartar army, seeking his great father. To this…

The Giaour

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


"The Giaour" is a poem by Lord Byron first published in 1813 and the first in the series of his Oriental romances. "The Giaou…

Hermann and Dorothea

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


There are few modern poems of any country so perfect in their kind as the "Hermann and Dorothea" of Goethe. In clearness of charac…

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