The academic consortium probably would not, but I will give it a pass for this poll.
A verse novel is a novel told entirely in poetry, and is structured with sections "Parts" of individual poems. Poems replace chapters in the structural hierarchy. So technically you could argue (if you're a snobby academic) that Beowulf and the Odyssey are not verse novels because they are all one poem, as opposed to a verse novel of multiple poems. However, most modern translations divide both poems into sections for ease of reading, and then someone else could argue those sections are distinct poems, and so I will leave the academics to their war and just declare them verse novels.
A more definitive example of an old "verse novel" would be Dante's Inferno, however, since that is definitively divided into cantos, which are long individual poems. However, verse novel is a modern publishing term/fad that has become popular recently, and so it's more often used to describe contemporary children's literature or YA than classic works from ancient times.