Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2007
There is probably no poem of German literature that has excited such universal interest, or that has been so much studied and discussed, as the "Nibelungenlied". In its present form it is a product of the age of chivalry, but it reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity, and embraces not only the pageantry of courtly chivalry, but also traits of ancient Germanic folklore and probably of Teutonic mythology.
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by Romesh C. Dutt - Dent
Mahabharata relates to a great war in which all the warlike races of Northern India took a share, and may be compared to the Iliad. The vast mass of legends and poetry, accumulated during centuries, was cast in a narrative called the Maha-bharata.
by Robert Carlson - Hourly History
An introduction to Norse Mythology can be so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This text manages a balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent resources.
by Louise Lamprey - Little, Brown, and Company
The tales of the founding of Rome are many and contradictory. There must have been heroic semi-savage figures like the Romulus of the legends, and the aim of the author has been to re-create the atmosphere and the surroundings in which they lived.
by E. M. Berens - Longwood Press
The author gives a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves. From the contents: origin of the world, Uranus and Gaea, Cronus, Rhea, division of the world, etc.