The Book of the Epic eBook

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ILLUSTRATIONS1
THE BOOK OF THE EPIC2
FOOTNOTES: 4
THE ILIAD4
FOOTNOTES: 18
THE ODYSSEY18
FOOTNOTES: 33
LATIN EPICS33
THE AENEID34
FOOTNOTES: 45
FRENCH EPICS45
FOOTNOTES: 47
THE SONG OF ROLAND[8]47
FOOTNOTES: 59
AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE59
FOOTNOTES: 63
SPANISH EPICS63
THE CID64
FOOTNOTES: 77
PORTUGUESE EPICS77
THE LUSIAD77
FOOTNOTES: 83
ITALIAN EPICS83
DIVINE COMEDY85
PURGATORY99
PARADISE110
FOOTNOTES: 118
THE ORLANDOS118
GERUSALEMME LIBERATA, OR JERUSALEM DELIVERED124
EPICS OF THE BRITISH ISLES135
FOOTNOTES: 141
BEOWULF[21]141
FOOTNOTES: 146
THE ARTHURIAN CYCLE146
FOOTNOTES: 155
ROBIN HOOD155
THE FAERIE QUEENE164
BOOK II.  THE LEGEND OF SIR GUYON, OR OF TEMPERANCE170
BOOK III.  THE STORY OF BRITOMART,—­CHASTITY173
BOOK IV.  LEGEND OF COMBEL AND TRIAMOND, OR OF FRIENDSHIP177
BOOK V. THE LEGEND OF SIR ARTEGALL,—­JUSTICE180
BOOK VI.  LEGEND OF SIR CALIDORE, OR OF COURTESY183
PARADISE LOST187
PARADISE REGAINED204
GERMAN EPICS210
FOOTNOTES: 213
THE NIBELUNGENLIED[29]214
FOOTNOTES: 226
STORY OF THE HOLY GRAIL227
FOOTNOTES: 233
EPICS OF THE NETHERLANDS233
FOOTNOTES: 235
SCANDINAVIAN EPICS235
THE VOLSUNGA SAGA[34]237
FOOTNOTES: 244
RUSSIAN AND FINNISH EPICS244
THE KALEVALA, OR THE LAND OF HEROES245
FOOTNOTES: 256
THE EPICS OF CENTRAL EUROPE AND OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA256
FOOTNOTES: 258
HEBREW AND EARLY CHRISTIAN EPICS258
ARABIAN AND PERSIAN EPICS259
THE SHAH-NAMEH, OR EPIC OF KINGS260
FOOTNOTES: 271
INDIAN EPICS271
THE RAMAYANA272
FOOTNOTES: 281
THE MAHABHARATA281
THE STORY OF THE DELUGE292
FOOTNOTES: 292
THE STORY OF NALA AND DAMAYANTI292
THE STORY OF SAVITRI AND SATYAVAN295
CHINESE AND JAPANESE POETRY297
AMERICAN EPICS303
INDEX OF NAMES306
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