National Epics

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Epic NameCountryAuthor
Kakawin Rāmâyaṇa or RamakavacaUnknown
La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland)Unknown
Martín FierroJosé Hernández
Epic of GilgameshUnknown
Mahabharata or RamayanaVyasa or Valmiki
The Iliad and the OdysseyHomer
De Leeuw van Vlaanderen (The Lion of ________)Unknown
Story of SinuheUnknown
Epic of SundiataUnknown
La Araucana/The AraucaniadAlonso de Ercilla y Zuñiga
The Old Testament/TanakhVarious
Beowulf or The Henriad or Paradise Lost or the Faerie QueeneUnknown or William Shakespeare or John Milton or Edmund Spencer
Epic NameCountryAuthor
KalevalaElias Lönnrot
Phra Lak Phra LamUnknown
Слово о полку Игореве (Tale of Igor's Campaign)Unknown
The Brus or OssianJohn Barbour or James MacPherson
ვეფხისტყაოსანი (The Knight in the Panther's Skin)Shota Rustaveli
The Columbiad or Leaves of Grass or Song of HiawathaJoel Barlow or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow or Walt Whitman
Os LusíadasLuís de Camões
A Confederação dos Tamoios or CaramuruGonçalves de Magalhães or Diogo Álvares Correia
Cantar de Mio CidUnknown
Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy)Dante Alighieri
Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley)Unknown
L'Atlantida and Canigó (An autonomous region)Jacint Verdaguer
Epic of King GesarVarious

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