The Death of Smail-aga Čengić
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The Death of Smail-aga Čengić (Croatian: Smrt Smail-age Čengića) is an epic poem by Ivan Mažuranić published around 1846. It is based on the real events of Smail-aga Čengić, an Ottoman army general (aga) who is famous for his bravery, but disparaged for his truculence; the main motif is his death, happening after he engages in a battle against the Herzegovinian Montenegrins.
Ljutit aga mrko gleda
Gdje se silom divit mora
Silan arslan gorskom mišu.
The angry aga glumly glances
As he, the mighty lion, is forced
To admire the mountain mouse.