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Ancient and Early Literature and Books

Answer these questions about writings from long ago.
Dates are approximate.
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2250–1700 BC
Epic poem from Mesopotamia
Epic of Gilgamesh
1500 BC
Egyptian funerary text
Book of the Dead
9th century BC
Chinese divination text
Classic of Changes (I Ching)
8th century BC
The two major epic poems attributed to Homer
Iliad
8th century BC
Odyssey
8th century BC
Foundational Hindu texts, most recent of the Vedas
Upanishads
6th century BC
Greek collection including "The Tortoise and the Hare"
Aesop's Fables
6th century BC
Lyric poet from the island of Lesbos
Sappho
5th century BC
Chinese military treatise by Sun Tzu
The Art of War
5th century BC
Playwright of Oedipus Rex, Antigone, Electra
Sophocles
5th century BC
Playwright of The Frogs, The Birds, The Wasps
Aristophanes
4th century BC
Classic Chinese text written by Laozi
Tao Te Ching
4th century BC
This Greek mathematician writes Elements
Euclid
4th century BC
Plato's best-known work: Socratic dialogue about justice and order
Republic
385 BC
Philosophical text by Plato: Contest of speeches by men at a banquet
Symposium
29 and 19 BC
Roman poet who wrote the epic Aeneid
Virgil
1st century AD
Roman poet who wrote Metamorphoses
Ovid
2nd century
Stoic philosopher who wrote Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
2nd–3rd century
Sanskrit text on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfillment
Kama Sutra
4th century
This Christian theologian writes Confessions.
Augustine of Hippo
700–1000
Old English epic poem written by anonymous author
Beowulf
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