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(Holy Bible) (c. 1400? BC-AD 95?)
Homer (fl.c. 850? BC)
Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC)
Euripides (c. 485-406 BC)
Aristophanes (c. 448-380 BC)
Plato (c. 427-347 BC)
Aristotle (c. 384-322 BC)
Aesop (fl.c. 300 BC)
Apollonius of Perga (fl.c. 240 BC)
Ptolemy (c. 100-178)
Tertullian (c. 155?-230?)
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
St. Benedict (c. 480-540)
(The Quran) (c. 632)
Peter Abelard (1079-1142)
(The Nibelungenlied) (c. 1200)
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1405-1471)
Sir Thomas More (c. 1478-1535)
Christian Huygens (1629-1695)
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831)
George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Georg Simmel (1858-1918)
Max Weber (1864-1920)
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
Martin Buber (1878-1965)
Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
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