5 Epic tales you should have read by now
What's so great about The Iliad by Homer? Everything. Why should you read it? Because it is one of the most referenced works in history (as are all the other tales on this list). You should read it so that you are more culturally literate, and becuase it's a good, fun read.
Why should you read The Odyssey by Homer? See the above reasons why you should read The Iliad.
Why should you read Dante's Divine Comedy? Because there is no greater discription of hell out there.
Paradise Lost is fantastic, and offers an interesting glimpse into teh fall of man and the loss of Eden.
Why should you read Beowulf? Because it is the first of the English epic tales. And, because watching the movie isn't enough.