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An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic
An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic is co-authored by Talmudic scholar Marcus Jastrow and American archaeologist Albert Tobias Clay. The Gilgamesh Epic is the most notable literary product of Babylonia as yet discovered in the mounds of Mesopotamia. It recounts the exploits and adventures of a favorite h..
Beowulf is an epic poem considered as a remarkable Anglo-Saxon literature written in old English by unknown author and has been translated by Francis Barton Gummere. This poem narrates the rise and fall of Beowulf who hails from Greats, a tribal kingdom. Beowulf encounters three battles named Grendel, Grendel's moth..
On the Nature of Things
On the Nature of Things is a didactic poem written by Titus Lucretius Carus, a Roman Poet who has influenced the writings of ancient poets Virgil and Horace, with his only published work On the Nature of Things. This poem explores the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation ..
The Aeneid
The Aeneid is an ancient Latin epic poetry written by Publius Vergilius Maro, an ancient Roman poet, remembered for his major works of Latin literature the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. The Aeneid narrates the story of Aeneas who travelled to Italy and became the Roman ancestor. Written as twelve book..
The Iliad
The Iliad is an epic poem written by Homer, an ancient Greek Poet whose work influenced the shaping of Greek culture to great extent.  Considered to be sequel to the author’s early work “The Odyssey”, The Iliad narrates final week incidents of the Trojan War, the early events like the cause of the war, gatherin..
Spenser's The Faerie Queene
The Faerie Queene is written by Edmund Spenser, an English poet who crafted the modern English verse. This epic poem has been considered as the first work to be compiled in Spenserian stanza which is a fixed verse form contains 9 lines. One of the longest poems of English language, this was written to celebrate the ..
The Odyssey
The Odyssey is written by Homer, one of the greatest ancient Greek epic poets. A sequel to the Iliad, both the works by the author is considered to be the greatest Greek Poems and oldest extant work of western literature.   The story is set around the Trojan War and fall of Troy. Greek hero Odysseus is believed ..
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