The Shield of Heracles
The Shield of Heracles (Ancient Greek: Ἀσπὶς Ἡρακλέους, Aspis Hērakleous) is an archaic Greek epic poem that was attributed to Hesiod during antiquity. The subject of the poem is the expedition o...
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Digenes Akritas
Digenes Akrites (Greek: Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτης, [ðiʝeˈnis aˈkritis]), known in folksongs as Digenes Akritas (Διγενῆς Ἀκρίτας, [aˈkritas]) and also transliterated as Digenis Akritis, is the most famous of...
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Titanomachy
In Greek mythology, the Titanomachy (ty-tə-NOM-ə-kee, /ˌtaɪtəˈnɒməki/ Greek: Τιτανομαχία) was a ten-year series of battles fought in Thessaly, consisting of most of the Titans (an older generatio...
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Song of Armouris
The Song of Armouris or Armoures (Greek: Ἄσμα τοῦ Ἀρμούρη) is a heroic Byzantine ballad, and probably one of the oldest surviving acritic songs, dating from the 11th century. Its plot is based on ...
Catalogue of Women
The Catalogue of Women (Ancient Greek: Γυναικῶν Κατάλογος, Gynaikôn Katálogos)—also known as the Ehoiai (Ἠοῖαι, [ɛːhói.ai])—is a fragmentary Greek epic poem that was attributed to He...
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Dionysiaca
The Dionysiaca (Greek: Διονυσιακά) is an ancient epic poem and the principal work of Nonnus. It is an epic in 48 books, the longest surviving poem from antiquity at 20,426 lines, composed in Homeric d...
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Aegimius (poem)
The Aegimius (Ancient Greek: Αἰγίμιος, Aigimios) is a fragmentary Ancient Greek epic poem that was variously attributed to Hesiod or Cercops of Miletus during antiquity. The "Aegimius" of the tit...
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Naupactia
The Naupactia (Greek: Ναυπάκτια, Naupaktia) is a lost epic poem of ancient Greek literature. In antiquity the title was also written Naupaktika (Latin Naupactica), and it is also in the present day so...
Capture of Oechalia
The Capture of Oechalia (traditionally The Sack of Oechalia, Ancient Greek: Οἰχαλίᾱς Ἅλωσις) is a fragmentary Greek epic that was variously attributed in Antiquity to either Homer or Creophylus o...
Theban Cycle
The Theban Cycle (Greek: Θηβαϊκὸς Κύκλος) is a collection of four lost epics of ancient Greek literature which related the mythical history of the Boeotian city of Thebes. They were composed in da...
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Argonautica
The Argonautica (Greek: Ἀργοναυτικά Argonautika) is a Greek epic poem written by Apollonius Rhodius in the 3rd century BC. The only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica tells the myth of the vo...
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Phocais
The Phocais (Greek: Φωκαΐς) was an ancient Greek epic attributed to Homer. In the Life of Homer, a biography of Homer falsely attributed to Herodotus, it was said to have been written while Homer live...
Thebaid (Greek poem)
The Thebaid or Thebais (Greek: Θηβαΐς, Thēbais) is an Ancient Greek epic poem of uncertain authorship (see Cyclic poets) sometimes attributed by early writers to Homer. It told the story of the war b...
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Minyas (poem)
Minyas (Greek: Μινυάς) was the title of an early Greek epic poem, probably dating to the 6th century BC, which is now lost and whose author is unknown. The very few fragments that survive (availab...
Alipashiad
The Alipashiad or Alipashias (Greek: Αληπασιάδα or Αληπασιάς) is a Greek epic poem, written in early 19th century by the Muslim Albanian Haxhi Shehreti. The work is inspired by and named after Ali...
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel is an epic poem by Greek poet and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, based on Homer's Odyssey. It is divided into twenty-four rhapsodies as is the original Odyssey and consist...
Iliad
The Iliad (/ˈɪliəd/; Ancient Greek: Ἰλιάς Ilias, [iː.li.ás] in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, ...
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Idaean Dactyls (poem)
The Idaean Dactyls (Ancient Greek: Ἰδαῖοι Δάκτυλοι, Idaioi Daktyloi) is a lost poem that was attributed to Hesiod by the tenth-century encyclopedia known as the Suda. The ascription is doubtful, ...
Danais (epic)
Danais (Ancient Greek: Δαναΐς) refers to a lost ancient Greek epic written by one of the cyclic poets. The Danaid tetralogy of Aeschylus undoubtedly draws its material from this particular literary wo...
Titanomachy (epic poem)
The Titanomachy (Greek: Τιτανομαχία) is a lost epic poem, which is a part of Greek mythology. It deals with the struggle that Zeus and his siblings, the Olympian Gods, had in overthrowing their father...
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Argonautica Orphica
Argonautica Orphica (Greek: Ὀρφέως Ἀργοναυτικά) is a Greek epic poem dating from the 5th–6th centuries CE. It is narrated in the first person in the name of Orpheus and tells the story of Jason and t...
Wedding of Ceyx
The Wedding of Ceyx (Ancient Greek: Κήυκος γάμος, Kḗykos gámos) is a fragmentary Ancient Greek hexameter poem that was attributed to Hesiod during antiquity. The fragments that survive imply tha...
Astronomia
The Astronomia (Ancient Greek: Ἀστρονομία, "Astronomy") or Astrologia (Ἀστρολογία, also "Astronomy") is a fragmentary Ancient Greek hexameter poem that was attributed to Hesiod during antiquity. ...
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Descent of Perithous
The Descent of Perithous (Ancient Greek: Πειρίθου κατάβασις, Peirithou katabasis) is a fragmentary epic poem that was ascribed to Hesiod by the 2nd-century CE geographer Pausanias. The titular to...
Posthomerica
The Posthomerica (Greek: τὰ μεθ᾿ Ὅμηρον) is an epic poem by Quintus of Smyrna, probably written in the latter half of the 4th century, and telling the story of the Trojan War, between the death of Hec...
Homeric epics
Homer (Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic p...
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Epic Cycle
The Epic Cycle (Greek: Ἐπικός Κύκλος, Epikos Kyklos) was a collection of Ancient Greek epic poems that related the story of the Trojan War, which includes the Cypria, the Aethiopis, the so-called ...
Megala Erga
The Megala Erga (Ancient Greek: Μέγαλα Ἔργα), or Great Works, is a now fragmentary didactic poem that was attributed to the Greek oral poet Hesiod during antiquity. Only two brief direct quotatio...