Ancient Epic Poetry (Primary Works)

The works on this page are epic poems from before the 6th century. They are primary works.

Ancient Epic Poetry (Primary Works): Selected full-text books and articles

The Epic of Gilgamesh By Maureen Gallery Kovacs Stanford University Press, 1989
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Odyssey By Homer; Stanley Lombardo Hackett Publishing, 2000
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Iliad By Homer; Stanley Lombardo Hackett, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Aeneid By Virgil; Stanley Lombardo Hackett, 2005
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Theogony: And, Works and Days By Hesiod; M. L. West Oxford University Press, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Mahabharata: An English Version Based on Selected Verses By Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan Columbia University Press, 1965
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) By Apollonius of Rhodes; Richard A. Hunter Oxford University Press, 1995
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Metamorphoses By Ovid; E. J. Kenney; A. D. Melville Oxford University Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
FREE! The Pharsalia of Lucan: Literally Translated into English Prose with Copious Notes By Lucan; H. T. Riley Henry G. Bohn, 1853
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Chinese Buddhist Verse By Richard Robinson J. Murray, 1954
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Book of the Epic: The World's Great Epics Told in Story By H. A. Guerber Biblo and Tannen, 1966
Librarian's tip: This includes prose versions that tell the stories of many pieces of epic literature.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
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