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Epic - Greek Epic

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the main Greek epics, but the other writers of the Trojan Cycle and Hesiod are also epic poets.
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Early Greek Poets Chronology
Ancient Greek posts wrote in a variety of styles that evolved over time. Here is a list of ancient Greek poets timeline during the archaic period divided according to genre of ancient Greek poetry.

Glossary entry on Homer's epic.

Samuel Butler's translation of epic poem, The Iliad, by Homer.

The 24 books with direct links to translations of the each book, summaries, and quizzes.

Epic Cycle
A short explanation of the ancient Greek poems known as the epic cycle.

Greek Mothers From Epic and Drama
Had it not been for the beauty of Helen, Hermione's mother, there would have been no Trojan War. Had it not been for their mothers, Jocasta and Clytemnestra, the heroes Oedipus and Orestes would have remained obscure. Mortal mothers of other legendary heroes had important (if lesser) roles in the ancient Greek epics of Homer and drama of the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Odyssey Names and Places
List of the names of people and places in Book I of Homer's Odyssey.

A technical term used in connection with epic poetry.

The World of Odysseus
Review of M.I. Finley's classic work on Homer, the Iliad, and the Odyssey.

Troilus and Criseyde
Chaucer's story about the love the Trojan prince Troilus felt for Criseyde.

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