Epic (See also Saga.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Epic (See also Saga.)

  1. Aeneid Virgil’s epic poem glorifying the origin of the Roman people. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  2. Beowulf Old English epic poem of sixth-century Denmark. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
  3. Divine Comedy Dante’s epic poem in three sections: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. [Ital. Lit.: Divine Comedy]
  4. Faerie Queene allegorical epic poem by Edmund Spenser. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  5. Frithiofs Saga Esaias Tegner’s poetic version of the Norse Saga of Frithiof the Bold. [Nor. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 275]
  6. Gilgamesh Babylonian epic of myth and folklore, centered on the king, Gilgamesh. [Babyl. Myth.: Gilgamesh]
  7. Gosta Berling’s Saga Selma Lagerlof’s story of the legendary life of an early nineteenth-century character. [Swed. Lit.: Gosta Berling’s Saga in Benét, 412]
  8. Heimskringla medieval account of the kings of Norway from legendary times to the twelfth century. [Norw. Hist.: Haydn & Fuller, 322]
  9. Iliad Homer’s epic detailing a few days near the end of the Trojan War. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
  10. Jerusalem Delivered Tasso’s celebrated romantic epic written during Renaissance. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
  11. Kalevala alliterative epic poem of Finland. [Finn. Lit.: Kalevala]
  12. Laxdale Saga medieval account of two Icelandic families and their feud. [Icel. Lit.: Benét, 572]
  13. Lusiad, The celebrates Portuguese heroes and wars. [Port. Lit.: Magill II, 608]
  14. Mahabharata Indian epic poem of the struggle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. [Indian Lit.: Mahabharata]
  15. Nibelungenlied medieval German epic poem of Siegfried and the Nibelung kings. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
  16. Njál Saga greatest of the Icelandic sagas, based on the historical adventures of two families. [Icel. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 524]
  17. Odyssey Homer’s long, narrative poem centered on Odysseus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
  18. One Hundred Years of Solitude encompasses the sweep of Latin American history. [Lat. Am. Lit.: Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude in Weiss, 336]
  19. Orlando Furioso Ariosto’s romantic epic; actually a continuation of Boiardo’s plot. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
  20. Orlando Innamorato Boiardo’s epic combining Carolingian chivalry and Arthurian motifs. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Innamorato]
  21. Paradise Lost Milton’s epic poem of man’s first disobedience. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
  22. Ramayana epic poem of ancient India. [Indian Lit.: Ramayana]
  23. Song of Igor’s Campaign Old Russian epic poem of 12th-century Prince Igor. [Russ. Lit.: Song of Igor’s Campaign]
  24. Song of Roland chanson de geste of Roland and Charlemagne. [Fr. Lit.: Song of Roland]
  25. Song of the Cid epic poem of Spain by an anonymous author. [Span. Lit.: Song of the Cid]
  26. Terra Nostra combines the myths and history of twenty centuries of Western civilization. [Lat. Am. Lit.: Carlos Fuentes Terra Nostra in Weiss, 458]
  27. Volsunga Saga cycle of Scandinavian legends, major source of Niebelungenlied. [Scand. Lit.: Benét, 1064]