One epic poem on the list:
The Iliad by HomerRead about a novel on Mullan's list.
Homer describes the shield of Achilles, fashioned by the god Hephaestus to include the Earth, the Heavens and the Sea, as well as scenes of human endeavour and strife. The shield depicted two cities, one besieged by foes, scenes of planting and harvest and tableaux of dancing maidens and youths.
The Iliad also appears on James Anderson Winn's five best list of works of war poetry and Mullan's list of ten of the best funerals in literature.