Epic poetry, epic poems

Epic poetry, narrative poems, a list of websites

The Aeneid *

The Aeneid, translation by John Dryden.

The Aeneid, by Virgil. Internet resources.


The Divine Comedy *

The Classic Text: Dante Alighieri
Online version of exhibition at the University of Western Michigan. Include reproductions of illustrations of Dante’s work from different printed editions throughout history.

The Divine Comedy, 
by Dante Alighieri. Internet resources.

ClassicNotes: The Inferno

A Commentary on The Divine Comedy.

The Complete Divine Comedy of Dante.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s translation of Dante Alighieri’s classic.

Epic of Gilgamesh *

Epic of Gilgamesh,
internet resources.

The Epic of Gilgamesh
The text as translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs.

Epic of Gilgamesh Theatre Production

Gilgamesh
The complete text by tablet.

Sumerian epic literature. The Epic of Gilgamesh

 

Greece. Terms from Greek literature.


Epic and Narrative Poetry
Open Directory links to websites.

The Epic of Kings, Ferdowsi. Iran

Hyperbos. Epic literature on the internet. 
Pre- classical, women’s epic, non-western epic, American epic, Medieval epic, Renaissance epic, Romantic epic, Victorian Epic, modern epic.

The Iliad *

Homer’s Iliad
Translated by Samuel Butler.

The Iliad (a map)
Image of the geography of The Iliad.

The Iliad by Homer
Searchable HTML version indexed by book, without attribution.

The Odyssey *

The Odyssey, by Homer.

The Odyssey, etext in English
Prose translation by Andrew Lang.

The Odyssey
The illustrated wanderings of the hero Odysseus after the Trojan War.

The Odyssey
Text-only version of Samuel Butler’s translation, provided by the Internet Classics Archive at MIT.

The Odyssey
Downloadable E-book (PDF format) of translation and commentary by Ian Johnston.

Paradise Lost *

ClassicNotes: Paradise Lost
Full summary and analysis of Milton’s Paradise Lost written by Harvard students.

Paradise Lost and Regained
Full text of Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained.

Paradise Lost
Believed to be the earliest e-text. It was originally put in computer format in 1964-1965.

Paradise Lost
Project Gutenberg.

Rama and Ramayana *

Rama and Ramayana epics. Ancient India

Wikipedia entry on epic poetry.