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Index by Period

The Ancient World

Ancient Babylonian and Early Hebrew Literature
Texts dating back to 1200 B.C.E. provide insight into the literary tradition and religious tradition of Judaism and Christianity

Sanskrit Literature
Survey of the literary works written in Sanskrit constituting the main body of the classical literature of India.

Ancient Egyptian Literature
Much of ancient Egyptian literature was undeciphered until the 18th century, but continued research has brought to light the many stories, religious and scientific texts, and histories of the ancient world

Ancient Persian Literature
Many ancient texts survive, mostly on religion (the code of Zoroaster) or poetry in the form of love stories

Classical Greek Literature
Survey from the earliest recorded epics through the classical period of Greek literature - generally recognised as the seeds of Western intellectual life

Classical Roman Literature
An overview of the poetry and prose of the Republican and Imperial periods