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  • The Chronicle of Duke Erik

    A Verse Epic from Medieval Sweden

    Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in medieval texts. A valuable source ... Read more

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  • The chronicle of Duke Erik : a verse epic from medieval Sweden

    The Chronicle of Duke Erik är en svensk klassiker av rang. Den rimmade verskrönikan är vår mest kända höviska text och en viktig historisk källa. Här äntligen är den tillgänglig för en internationell läsekrets i en översättning till engelska. Det är ett fascinerande versepos, komponerat på knittel troligen under tidigt 1300-tal, och en mångbottnad spegling av politiska och estetiska ideal typiska ... Read more

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  • The Iliad

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  • The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne

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  • The Metamorphoses

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  • The Fabliaux

    Bawdier than The Canterbury Tales, The Fabliaux is the first major English translation of the most scandalous and irreverent poetry in Western literature.Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotic and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, The Fabliaux depicts ... Read more

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    The inventor of the bucolic genre, Theocritus of Syracuse was a learned poet, who refashioned traditional literary forms in original and highly polished verse on a small scale. Theocritus is best known for poems set in pastoral landscapes, consisting of dialogues and song-contests, combining lyric tone with epic meter. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the ... Read more

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