Epic poetry, narrative poems, a list of websites
The Aeneid *
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.
The Complete Divine Comedy of Dante.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s translation of Dante Alighieri’s classic.
Epic of Gilgamesh *
Epic of Gilgamesh,
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The text as translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs.
The complete text by tablet.
Epic and Narrative Poetry
Open Directory links to websites.
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 *
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, etext in English
Prose translation by Andrew Lang.
The illustrated wanderings of the hero Odysseus after the Trojan War.
Text-only version of Samuel Butler’s translation, provided by the Internet Classics Archive at MIT.
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.
Believed to be the earliest e-text. It was originally put in computer format in 1964-1965.