Song of Roland, The



Dorothy Sayers, trans.

The Song of Roland is the earliest, the most famous, and the greatest of those Old French Epics which are called Songs of Deeds. The anonymous poet describes in detail the betrayal and slaughter of Saracens of the rearguard of Charlemagne's bitter revenge. Nowhere in literature is the medieval code of chivalry more perfectly expressed than in this poem.

Ages 16 and up.

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