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The charming 13th century French ‘chantefable’.
Sixty poems of the Troubadours translated from the Occitan. The translations are close to the originals in content, rhyme-scheme and rhythm. Included are translations of poems by Guillaume de Poitiers, Jaufre Rudel, Beatritz de Dia, Bernart de Ventadorn, Arnaut Daniel, Peire Vidal, Bertran de Born, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Guillem de Cabestan, Sordello, and others.
A collection of thirty-three Greek hexameter poems composed in the old Epic style.
A new, English translation of the Italian chivalric romance set against the backdrop of the war between Charlemagne's Christian paladins and the invading Saracen army. Serialised publication with approximately one canto per month.
A new complete translation and in-depth mythological index. The text is fully hyper-linked to the index, and vice versa. A printed book version is also available.