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The Divine Comedy

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Dante Alighieri


The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 an…

Paradise Lost

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John Milton


Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Ho…

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…

Beowulf (version 2)

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Unknowntranslated Byfrancis Barton Gummere


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

The Iliad

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Homer


The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated t…

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…

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 …

The Iliad of Homer

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Homer


"The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Iliu…

Das Nibelungenlied

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Unknowntranslated Bykarl Joseph Simrock


Das Nibelungenlied ist ein mittelalterliches Heldenepos und wurde oft als „Nationalepos der Deutschen“ bezeichnet. Es entstand zu Beginn des…

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…

The Aeneid

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Virgil


The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy,…

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 …

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…

The Aeneid, prose translation

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Virgil


The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas,…

El Gaucho Martín Fierro

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José Hernández


El Gaucho Martín Fierro es un poema narrativo argentino, escrito en verso por José Hernández en 1872, obra literaria co…

The Faerie Queene (version 2)

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Edmund Spenser


Spenser planned a 24-book romance-epic consisting of two parts, of which he completed half of the first. The first twelve books were to illu…

The Song of Hiawatha

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


I sing the Song of Hiawatha, Brave of heart and strong of arm. Daughter's son of old Nokomis, Fathered by the harsh West Wind. With its reg…

The Ballad of the White Horse

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G. K. Chesterton


An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihi…

The Song Celestial; Or, Bhagavad-Gîtâ

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Unknowntranslated Bysir Edwin Arnold


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…

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