ARMENIAN LEGENDS & POEMS
Compiled and Illustrated by Zabelle C. Boyajian (1958)
Armenian literature reflects the any influences that have touched upon this country, and yet it retains a national character. This selection of Armenian poems and legends, ranging from the fifth to the twentieth century, illustrates a rich cultural heritage. Armenia has been influenced by the invasions of many peoples: alexander the Great, Lucullus and Pompey, Tamerlane are among the conquerors who marched upon Armenia in their desire for power.