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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is the central figure and hero of the Assyro-Babylonian myth The Epic of Gilgamesh, a story written on clay tablets that is considered to be the earliest known literary work. Gilgamesh was …

Brewer's: Epic

Father of epic poetry. Homer (about 950 B.C.), author of the Iliad and Odyssey. Celebrated epics are the Iliad, Odyssey, Æneid, Paradise Lost. The great Puritan epic. Milton's Paradis…

Top 10 Epic Movies

The American Film Institute asked more than 1,500 members of the film community to pick the ten best films representing ten American genres: animated, fantasy, gangster, science fiction, west…

T. Geoffrey Bibby 2001 Deaths

T. Geoffrey BibbyAge: 83 British archaeologist who, with Peter Vilhelm Glob, unearthed the 4,000-year-old kingdom of Dilmun in Bahrain. In Sumeria mythology, Dilmun was a secret island of ever…

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

Beowulf

Beowulf is the hero of an ancient epic, titled Beowulf, which is the oldest known epic narrative composed in English. Beowulf is a powerful warrior who comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar, wh…

Virgil

Name at birth: Publius Vergilius MaroThe most famous poet of ancient Rome, Virgil (or Vergil) wrote the Aeneid, one of the greatest epic poems in human history. Raised on a farm in northern Italy, he…