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Poetic epics
Examples of epics that have been enlisted as "national" include: [edit]Africa
* Egypt, Ancient - Story of Sinuhe
* Mali - Epic of Sundiata
[edit]Americas
* Argentina - Martín Fierro by José Hernández
* Brazil -
* A Confederação dos Tamoios by Gonçalves de Magalhães * Caramuru by Diogo Álvares Correia
* Chile - La Araucana/The Araucaniad by Alonso de Ercilla y Zuñiga (1574) * United States -
* The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
* The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow * Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
[edit]Asia
* Armenia - Sasna Dzrer,"Madmen of Sassoun", also translated "Daredevils of Sassoun" (also known as "Sasuntsi Davit" after its main character, David of Sasun) * Balochistan (region) - Hani and Sheh Mureed

* Indian subcontinent
* India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka
* Mahabharata
* Ramayana
* Pakistan
* Hamzanama
* South India
* The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature
* Iran and Persian speakers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and other countries - Shahnameh (legends and history of Iran from earliest times to the end of the Sassanid Empire) * Indonesia

* Kakawin Rāmâyaṇa
* Ramakavaca
* Hikayat Hang Tuah
* Sejarah Melayu
* Hikayat Seri Rama
* Israel - Bible
* Kipchaks (e.g. in Tatarstan) - Chora Batir
* Korea
* Jewang ungi by Yi Seung-hyu
* Kyrgyz - Epic of Manas
* Laos - Phra Lak Phra Lam
* Malaysia -
* Hikayat Damak
* Mesopotamia - The Epic of Gilgamesh
* Mongols (Kalmyks and Oirats) - Jangar
* Secret History of the Mongols
* Myanmar - Yama Zatdaw
* Philippines -
* Maradia Lawana
* Hudhud
* Florante at Laura
* Ibong Adarna
* Biag ni Lam-ang
* Indarapatra at Sulayman
* Tibet - Epic of King Gesar
* Thailand - Ramakien
* Vietnam -
* Au Lac myths
* The Tale of Kieu
* Luc Van Tien
* Cambodia - Reamker
[edit]Europe
* Albania - Lahuta e Malcís (The Highland Lute) by Gjergj Fishta * Ancient Rome - Aeneid by Virgil
* Armenia/ Greater Armenia of 9th century - David of Sasun * Belgium/ Flanders - De Leeuw van Vlaanderen ("The Lion of Flanders") * Catalonia - L'Atlàntida (1877) and Canigó (1886) by Jacint Verdaguer * Croatia - Judita by Marko Marulić; Vazetje Sigeta grada by Brne Karnarutić; Osman by Ivan Gundulić; Gvozdansko by Ante Tresić Pavičić * England -

* Beowulf
* Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer
* Henriad by William Shakespeare
* Paradise Lost by John Milton
* Estonia - Kalevipoeg by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald * Finland - Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot
* France - La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland) about Roland/Orlando. * Galicia - Os Eoas by Eduardo Pondal
* Georgia - The Knight in the Panther's Skin by Shota Rustaveli * Germany - Nibelungenlied
* Greece, Ancient (Hellas and Mediterranean Greek colonies) - Iliad and Odyssey by Homer * Greece (Byzantine Empire) - Digenis Acritas
* Hungary - Peril of Sziget (Szigeti Veszedelem) by Miklós Zrínyi * Ireland - Táin Bó Cúailnge
* Italy - The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
* Latvia - Lāčplēsis by Andrejs Pumpurs
* Lithuania - The Seasons by Kristijonas Donelaitis
* Luxembourg - Rénert the Fox by Michel Rodange
* Portugal - Os Lusíadas ("The Lusiads") by Luís de Camões * Poland - Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
* Romania - Miorița
* Russia - Слово о полку Игореве (Tale of Igor's Campaign) * Iceland - The Poetic Edda
* Scotland - The Brus by John Barbour (poet); Ossian by James Macpherson * Serbia and Montenegro - The Mountain Wreath by Petar Petrović Njegoš (Serbian epic poetry) * Slovenia - The Baptism at the Savica by France Prešeren * Sorbs - Nawozenja (The...
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