Christopher Marlowe's Poems


The dates of composition are approximate.


  • Dido, Queen of Carthage (c. 1586) (possibly co-written with Thomas Nashe)
  • Tamburlaine, part 1 (c. 1587)
  • Tamburlaine, part 2 (c. 1587–1588)
  • The Jew of Malta (c. 1589)
  • Doctor Faustus (c. 1589, or, c. 1593)
  • Edward II (c. 1592)
  • The Massacre at Paris (c. 1593)

The play Lust's Dominion was attributed to Marlowe upon its initial publication in 1657, though scholars and critics have almost unanimously rejected the attribution.


  • Translation of Book One of Lucan's Pharsalia (date unknown)
  • Translation of Ovid's Elegies (c. 1580s?)
  • "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" (pre-1593)
  • Hero and Leander (c. 1593, unfinished; completed by George Chapman, 1598)

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