Epic poem

The Aeneid

The Aeneid

The Aeneid is the very first major literary work that proves the immense influence of Homer’s poem The Iliad. Virgil, its Latin author, wanted his whole life to become – literary and especially aesthetically – a faithful disciple of the blind Greek…
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The Iliad

The Iliad

There is no literary work that reflects better than The Iliad both the greatness and the desolation of war. Depicted with a large dose of narrative talent (at the same level – or even on a superior plan – with the…
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

There is no literary work in the entire history of Western culture so influential as Homer’s Odyssey. Created, probably, in the 8th century before Christ, this masterpiece is an ode to the family. It describes the ten years journey which…
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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

Situated in the center of the Western Canon of Literature, Dante Alighieri is the best illustration of the fundamental principle stated by Saint John Henry Newman: Indeed, that is precisely why Dante is one of the greatest authors who ever…
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Beowulf

Beowulf

The legend of Beowulf, sung by many bards for hundreds and hundreds of years, has its origins in the ancient times of the world before the Deluge. Brought in Britain by the Germanic tribes of those tumultuous Angles warriors, this…
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