Morgante maggiore is a poem by Luigi Pulci which recast, with humorous additions and alterations, the popular
epic Orlando. Orlando (Roland) encounters three giants. He slays two and subdues the third, Morgante, converts him, and makes him his brother in arms. Together they embark on a series of adventures, in which they are joined by
other knights of Charlemagne, and briefly the half-giant Margutte.
Lord Byron translated the first canto, and there are translations by J. H. Frere (The Monks and Giants, 1817)
and J. Tusiani (Morgante: The Epic Adventures of Orlando and his Giant Friend, 1998).