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Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2000?-1400? BC)
The Vedas (c. 2000?-200 BC)
Code of Hammurabi (c. 1700? BC)
(Old Testament) (c. 1400?-300? BC)
Genesis (Bible) (c. 1400? BC)
Exodus (Bible) (c. 1400? BC)
Leviticus (Bible) (c. 1400? BC)
Numbers (Bible) (c. 1400? BC)
Deuteronomy (Bible) (c. 1400? BC)
Joshua (Bible) (c. 1050?-950? BC)
Judges (Bible) (c. 1000? BC)
Psalms (Bible) (c. 1000-300 BC)
Ruth (Bible) (c. 950? BC)
Ecclesiastes (Bible) (c. 950? BC)
Song of Songs (Bible) (c. 950? BC)
Proverbs (Bible) (c. 950-680 BC)
Job (Bible) (c. 950?-400? BC)
I-II Samuel (Bible) (c. 900? BC)
Iliad (c. 850? BC)
Odyssey (c. 850? BC)
The Upanishads (c. 800?-400? BC)
Amos (Bible) (c. 750 BC)
Hosea (Bible) (c. 750 BC)
Micah (Bible) (c. 750-686 BC)
Jonah (Bible) (c. 725? BC)
Shield of Heracles (c. 700? BC)
Theogony (c. 700? BC)
The Works and Days (c. 700? BC)
The Spartan Creed (c. 650? BC)
Zephaniah (Bible) (c. 630 BC)
Jeremiah (Bible) (c. 626-586 BC)
Nahum (Bible) (c. 615? BC)
Habakkuk (Bible) (c. 605 BC)
Isaiah (Bible) (c. 600 BC)
The Ramayana (c. 600? BC)
Ezekiel (Bible) (593-571 BC)
Lamentations (Bible) (c. 586-575 BC)
Obadiah (Bible) (c. 580? BC)
Joel (Bible) (c. 550? BC)
I-II Kings (Bible) (c. 550? BC)
The Mahabharata (c. 540-300 BC)
Daniel (Bible) (c. 530 BC)
Haggai (Bible) (520 BC)
Zechariah (Bible) (520-480 BC)
Analects (Confucius) (c. 500 BC)
Tao Te Ching (c. 500 BC)
Nemean Odes (c. 476? BC)
Olympian Odes (c. 476 BC)
The Persians (472 BC)
Pythian Odes (c. 470 BC)
Seven Against Thebes (467 BC)
The Suppliant Maidens (Aeschylus) (463 BC)
Esther (Bible) (c. 460-330 BC)
Agamemnon (458 BC)
The Eumenides (458 BC)
Isthmian Odes (c. 458? BC)
The Oresteia (458-450 BC)
I-II Chronicles (Bible) (c. 450? BC)
The Choephori (450 BC)
Rhesus (450 BC)

 
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