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(Epic of Gilgamesh) (c. 2000?-1400? BC)
(The Vedas) (c. 2000?-200 BC)
Hammurabi (fl.c. 1700? BC)
(Old Testament) (c. 1400?-300? BC)
Homer (fl.c. 850? BC)
(The Upanishads) (c. 800?-400? BC)
Hesiod (fl.c. 700? BC)
Tyrtaeus (fl.c. 650? BC)
(The Ramayana) (c. 600? BC)
Confucius (c. 551-479 BC)
(The Mahabharata) (c. 540-300 BC)
Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC)
Pindar (c. 522-446? BC)
Lao-Tzu (fl.c. 500? BC)
Sophocles (c. 495-406 BC)
Euripides (c. 485-406 BC)
Herodotus (c. 484-425 BC)
Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC)
Hippocrates (c. 460-377? BC)
Aristophanes (c. 448-380 BC)
Xenophon (c. 431-354 BC)
Plato (c. 427-347 BC)
(Bhagavad-Gita) (c. 400 BC)
Sun-Tzu (c. 400?-320? BC)
Aristotle (c. 384-322 BC)
Epicurus (c. 341-270 BC)
Thiruvalluvar (c. 400?-100? BC)
Aesop (fl.c. 300 BC)
Euclid (fl.c. 300 BC)
Archimedes (c. 287-212 BC)
Apollonius of Perga (fl.c. 240 BC)
Epics and Folktales (Anonymous)

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List of Works
[Beowulf]   [Epic of Gilgamesh]   [The Mabinogion]   [The Nibelungenlied]   [The Saga of Burnt Njal]   [Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]   [The Song of Roland]   [Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs]   [Tales from the 1001 Nights]  


The Epic of Gilgamesh (between 2000-1400 BC?)
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Beowulf (c. 725) [HC]
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The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel (c. 900?; mss. c. 1100) [HC]
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The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs (12th Century) [HC]
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The Mabinogion (c. 1050?)
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The Nibelungenlied (c. 1200) [HTR]
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The Saga of Burnt Njal (13th Century) [HTR]
Also called Njal's Saga.
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The Song of Roland (c. 1100) [HTR,HC]
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Tales from the 1001 Nights (or, 1001 Arabian Nights) (c. 850?) [HC]
The earliest versions of the 1001 Nights date from the mid-9th century, but modern translations are based on a fourteenth-century manuscript.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Late 14th Century)
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