The Epic Of Kings

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"The Shahnameh" (The Epic of Kings) also transliterated as Shahnama is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 60,000 verses.

Hakim Abu ʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (940–1020 CE), or Firdawsi, was a highly revered Persian poet and the author of the epic of Shahnameh (the Persian "Epic of Kings")

Translated by Helen Zimmern (1846-1934)