Epic

The Aeneid, Book VI, [First, the sky and the earth] by Virgil
First, the sky and the earth
The Iliad, Book I, Lines 1-15 by Homer
RAGE: / Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage,
The Odyssey, Book I, Lines 1-20 by Homer
SPEAK, MEMORY--
The Iliad, Book I, Lines 1-16 by Homer
Anger be now your song, immortal one,
The Iliad, Book I, [A Friend Consigned to Death] by Homer
The Odyssey, Book XXIII, [The Trunk of the Olive Tree] by Homer
An old trunk of olive
The Aeneid, Book IV, [So, you traitor] by Virgil
So, you traitor, you really believed you'd keep
The Aeneid, Book I, [A grove stood in the city] by Virgil
A grove stood in the city, rich in shade
Inferno, Canto XXXIV by Dante Alighieri
Towards us; therefore look in front of thee
Inferno, Canto I by Dante Alighieri
Midway upon the journey of our life
Don Juan [If from great nature's or our own abyss] by George Gordon Byron
If from great nature's or our own abyss
The Iliad, Book I, Lines 1-14 by Homer
Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring