David of Sassoon
David of Sassoon
David of Sassoon

David of Sassoon

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Written by Hovhannes Toumanian

Translated by Thomas Samuelian

David of Sassoon is an Armenian folk epic with ancient roots. It recounts, in four cycles, the heroes of the mountainous district of Sassoon to the southwest of Lake Van and their pursuit of national liberation from foreign oppression. The David of Sassoon presented here is Armenia’s national poet’s Hovhannes Toumanian’s captivating rhymed version of the third cycle of the epic with an English translation by Thomas Samuelian that echoes the rhyme and rhythm of Toumanian’s poem.

This volume contains the English translation together with the Armenian text.

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Book Details

Length: 100 pages

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: March 14, 2023

Original Language: Armenian

Translated Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1-925937-94-7