King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. The story of Arthur is a complex, and has been written by numerous writers for different purposes over a dozen centuries. This incredible work contains vivid poetry about King Arthur, his life, his loves, his foes, his wars, and his legend.
To some, King Arthur was a mythic figure, never having lived, created to establish a line of descent.... [click here for more]
In this edition there are three modern English translations along with the original Old English version that students and teachers can use to study and compare the original epic in all its glory! ... [click here for more]
Young love is sparked when the Trojan, Troilus, falls for the beautiful Cressida and their love affair culminates in their consummating the relationship. When Cressida is traded for a prisoner of war, Troilus sneaks into the Greek camp only to find his beloved Cressida being wooed by a Greek soldier. Troilus plans revenge to claim his young love. While this romantic story plays our, the Greek general... [click here for more]
One of the greatest poetic epics ever written, the tale of the Iliad tells the tale of the great war of the Greeks against the Trojans to recover a runaway bride of a great Greek king. The main hero, Achilles, goes along for the glory and servitude of the war and ends up showing just how human this supposedly immortal hero can be. ... [click here for more]
Taking place shortly after the expulsion of the Tarquin kings, the play opens up by focusing on the tension with the lords who have been withholding grain from the commoners. A prominent general, Marcius, sees the commoners as useless since they did not help expel the kings and when the people rise up to revolt against the new Roman government a new player gets elected to a prominent role and given... [click here for more]
Turmoil hits the Roman Empire when its current emperor dies and his two sons Saturninus and Bassianus start to fight over the throne. As a matter of the dead emperor’s apparent wishes, his brother Titus is offered the throne but he refuses and lets Saturninus take the coveted seat. After coming to power, the new emperor desires his brothers betrothed as his wife and Titus agrees but ends up killing... [click here for more]