Slavic Epics: Gundulic's Osman and Mazuranic's Death of Smail-Aga Cengic

Zdenko Zlatar


In this paper I present and compare briefly two of the greatest Slavic poets, Divo Franov Gundulic (1589-1638)1, from Dubrovnik2 (in Italian and Latin Ragusa) on the eastern coast of the Adriatic in Croatia3, and Ivan Mafuranic (1814-1890), from Novi in the Vinodol region of the Croatian littoral. In dealing briefly with these two epic poets I want to raise the issue of the so-called 'Slavic' epic.

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