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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…

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 …

Aeneidis Libri XII

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

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…

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…


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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…

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…


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Andrejs Pumpurs

Lāčplēsis is an epic poem by Andrejs Pumpurs, a Latvian poet, who wrote it between 1872-1887 based on local legends. Lāčplēsis is regarded a…

Romancero selecto del Cid

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El Romancero selecto del Cid trata la historia de un noble caballero que enfrenta diversas batallas en nombre de su Señor Rey Alfonso…

The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 3)

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G. K. Chesterton

This epic poem is about Alfred the Great's defense of Christian England against the pagan Viking invaders. The decisive battle is fought in…

Ὁμήρου Ὀδύσσεια (Ραψῳδία 01) - The Odyssey (Book 01)

Read by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή


Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρο…

Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars

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Lucan's only surviving work, De Bello Civili, more generally known as the Pharsalia, is an epic poem about the civil war between Julius Caes…


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Virgil's Georgics are the second of the three major poetic works ascribed to the poet. It was published probably around 29 BC and, as the na…


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Ignacy Krasicki

"Myszeis" (znany także jako "Myszeidos pieśni X") to chronologicznie pierwszy z trzech poematów heroikomicznych I…


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Publius Papinius Statius

The Achilleid is the third and unfinished work by the Roman poet Publius Papinius Statius. In its introduction, it promises to present the l…

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