List of epic poems

The first page of the Beowulf manuscript, 8th to 10th century.

This is a list of epic poems.

Ancient epics (to 500)Edit

Before the 8th century BCEdit

8th to 6th century BCEdit

5th to 4th century BCEdit

3rd century BCEdit

2nd century BCEdit

1st century BCEdit

1st century ADEdit

2nd centuryEdit

2nd to 5th centuryEdit

3rd to 4th centuryEdit

4th centuryEdit

5th centuryEdit

Medieval epics (500–1500)Edit

7th centuryEdit

8th to 10th centuryEdit

11th centuryEdit

The Knight in the Panther's Skin by Shota Rustaveli, one of the greatest Georgian poets.

12th centuryEdit

13th centuryEdit

14th centuryEdit

15th centuryEdit

Modern epics (from 1500)Edit

16th centuryEdit

17th centuryEdit

18th centuryEdit

19th centuryEdit

20th centuryEdit

21st centuryEdit

Other epicsEdit


  1. ^ According to that article, world folk epics are those that are not just literary masterpieces, but also an integral part of the world view of a people, originally oral, later written down by one or several authors.
  2. ^ Fallon, Oliver. Bhatti's Poem: The Death of Rávana (Bhaṭṭikāvya). New York 2009: Clay Sanskrit Library, [1]. ISBN 978-0-8147-2778-2.
  3. ^ "The Lusiads". World Digital Library. 1800–1882. Retrieved 2013-08-31.
  4. ^ Pender, Patricia (2012). Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 166. ISBN 9781137008015.
  5. ^ Baker, Chris; Phongpaichit, Pasuk (2009). "The Career of Khun Chang Khun Phaen" (PDF). Journal of the Siam Society. 97: 1–42.
  6. ^ a b Stephen Greenblatt et al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, volume D, 9th edition (Norton, 2012)