Ferdowsi was a Persian poet and the author of the Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), which is one of the world's longest epic poems created by a single poet, and the national epic of Greater Iran. Ferdowsi is celebrated as one of the most influential figures in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature. He was born in the 10th century in Tus, in present-day Iran, and lived during the Samanid and Ghaznavid dynasties. His work has been crucial in preserving the Persian language and cultural identity, especially in the face of the Arab conquest of Persia in the 7th century.


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  1. 1. Shahnameh

    "Shahnameh" is an epic poem that chronicles the history of pre-Islamic Persia, from the creation of the world up until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. This literary masterpiece intertwines myth, history, and folklore to tell the stories of legendary kings, heroes, and villains, such as the tragic hero Rostam and the tyrant Zahhak. The narrative also explores themes of love, loss, and moral dilemmas, providing a rich and nuanced portrayal of Persian culture and identity.