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The Epic By Daniel Pagerie
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At a seaside inn on an unknown shore, a grizzled old man tells a tale of his quest for a legendary treasure and the folly of this undertaking. Stranded at sea beyond the mapped realms of man, this... More > nameless adventurer faces demons, flying monsters, and beautiful yet wicked warrior women as he tries to find his way home. An epic saga written entirely in verse. Allow yourself plenty of time, for once you start reading, you will require intervention to stop anywhere other than at the end.< Less
Kalevala: The Epic Poem of Finland By Elias Lonnrot
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The Kalevala ([kɑlɛʋɑlɑ]) is a 19th century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lonnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the... More > national epic of Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. The Kalevala played an instrumental role in the development of the Finnish national identity, the intensification of Finland's language strife and the growing sense of nationality that ultimately led to Finland's independence from Russia in 1917. The first version of The Kalevala (called The Old Kalevala) was published in 1835. The version most commonly known today was first published in 1849 and consists of 22,795 verses, divided into fifty songs (Finnish: runot). The title can be interpreted as "The land of Kaleva" or "Kalevia".< Less
Richard III -- an epic poem By Michelle D James
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An epic poem told from King Richard III’s point of view, giving his side of the controversial story popularised by William Shakespeare. With an enriching combination of facts and fancy,... More > narrative storytelling and poetic turns, author Michelle D James brings the great king to renewed live, setting right a wide range of facts and achieving a characterisation once in great need of revision.< Less
Catch and Release: Epic Poem By Steven Helmicki
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Another continuation of the evolving process of attacking life through living through breathing and without tension. This epic poetic dream takes one in between the lines of a dialogue taking place... More > in a gym that has the power to heal. An internal film the spectator is awakened to a place and a state where mercy is tested and humility prevails.< Less
Dreamplot: A Modern Epic Poem By Thomas Gillespie
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A story of a world found in a young man's imagination. Take a journey through Dreamplot and witness human nature personified as you've never seen before. Warning: This book contains subjects that... More > some readers may find questionable< Less
Dreamplot: A Modern Epic Poem By Thomas Gillespie
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A story of a world found in a young man's imagination. Take a journey through Dreamplot and witness human nature personified as you've never seen before. Warning: This book contains subjects that... More > some readers may find questionable< Less
The Epic of Gilgamish By Rob Simone
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The Epic of Gilgamesh Edited by Rob Simone The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic story from Babylonia and is among the earliest known literary works. Scholars surmise that a series of Sumerian... More > legends and poems about the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, thought to be a ruler in the 3rd millennium BC, were gathered into a longer Akkadian poem. The essential story revolves around the relationship between Gilgamesh, a king who has become distracted and disheartened by his rule, and a friend, Enkidu, who is half-wild and who undertakes dangerous quests with Gilgamesh. This is the first literary work with high emphasis on immortality. www.RobSimone.com< Less
The Epic of Gilgamish By Rob Simone
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The Epic of Gilgamesh Edited by Rob Simone The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic story from Babylonia and is among the earliest known literary works. Scholars surmise that a series of Sumerian... More > legends and poems about the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, thought to be a ruler in the 3rd millennium BC, were gathered into a longer Akkadian poem. The essential story revolves around the relationship between Gilgamesh, a king who has become distracted and disheartened by his rule, and a friend, Enkidu, who is half-wild and who undertakes dangerous quests with Gilgamesh. This is the first literary work with high emphasis on immortality. www.RobSimone.com< Less
The Gilgamesh Epic By Morris Jastrow, Albert T. Clay
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An old Babylonian version of the Gilgamesh epic, on the basis of recently discovered texts. Among the earliest known works of literary fiction. Scholars believe that it originated as a series of... More > Sumerian legends and poems about the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, which were gathered into a longer Akkadian poem much later; the most complete version existing today is preserved on 12 clay tablets in the library collection of the 7th century BCE Assyrian king Ashurbanipal. Gilgamesh might have been a real ruler (ca. 27th century BCE). The essential story revolves around the relationship between Gilgamesh, who has become distracted and disheartened by his rule, and a friend, Enkidu, who is half-wild and who undertakes dangerous quests with Gilgamesh. It is about their becoming human together, and has a high emphasis on immortality. A large portion of the poem illustrates Gilgamesh's search for immortality. The epic is widely read in translation, and the hero, Gilgamesh, has become an icon of popular culture.< Less
THE EPIC OF GILGAMISH By R. CAMPBELL THOMPSON
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In the seventh century edition, which forms the main base of our knowledge of the poem, it was divided into twelve tablets, each containing about three hundred lines in metre. Its subject was the... More > Legend of Gilgamish, a composite story made up probably of different myths which had grown up at various times round the hero's name. He was one of the earliest Kings of Erech in the South of Babylonia, and his name is found written on a tablet giving the rulers of Erech, following in order after that of Tammuz (the god of vegetation and one of the husbands of Ishtar) who in his turn follows Lugal-banda, the tutelary god of the House of Gilgamish.< Less