Epic Poetry

Epic Poetry PDF books available for free download from our online reading library.

List of free eBooks in this page are
* The Odyssey
* Spenser's The Faerie Queene
* The Iliad
* The Aeneid
* On the Nature of Things
* Beowulf


The Odyssey

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 to be missing in the Trojan Wa..

Spenser's The Faerie Queene

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 Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I...

The Iliad

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, gathering warriors for the siege has b..

The Aeneid

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 books, first half narrates Aeneas ..

On the Nature of Things

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 and thought; the development o..

Beowulf

Beowulf

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 mother and The dragon against supe..

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