Epics

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,…

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 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…

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 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…

The Odysseys of Homer

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Homer


The Odysseys are a collection of stories about Ulysses' journey home from the war at Troy purportedly written in the 8th century BCE by Home…

Adam and Eve

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John Milton


LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Adam and Eve (From “Paradise Lost,” Fourth Book) by John Milton. This was the Weekly Poetry p…

The Song of Roland

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Anonymoustranslated Byc. K. Scott-Moncrieff


The Song of Roland is an epic poem, originally sung in Old French. It tells the story of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. This is an Eng…

The Ramayan, Book 2

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Valmiki


The Ramayan(a) is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti…

The Aeneid of Virgil (Version 2)

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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,…

Eirik the Red's Saga

Read by Julian Jamison


Anonymoustranslated Byjohn Sephton


In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red's banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson's discovery of Vinland…

The Ramayan, Book 3

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Valmiki


The Ramayan is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). …

Los Eddas

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Sæmund Sigfusson


Los Eddas son colecciones de historias relacionadas con la mitología nórdica. Con este nombre se conocen dos recopilaciones li…

Jerusalem - The Emanation of the Giant Albion

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William Blake


The epic poem Jerusalem was in Blake's own opinion his masterpiece. It is the last of the great prophetic books. Originally produced as an e…

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