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Hippocrates (c. 460-377? BC)
Aristophanes (c. 448-380 BC)
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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)
Aesop (fl.c. 300 BC)
Euclid (fl.c. 300 BC)
Archimedes (c. 287-212 BC)
Apollonius of Perga (fl.c. 240 BC)

 
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Most Recent Updates/Additions
Nov. 29, 2013:    Jean-Jacques Rousseau    Replaced broken etext links for Emile.
   Izaak Walton    Removed broken link for The Compleat Angler (other link still works).
Nov. 8, 2013:    Format fix    Have begun correcting problem HTML that led to the author's works indices not wrapping lines when needed.
   Aristotle    Replaced broken links for German etexts of Categories, Interpretation, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Physics, Posterior Analytics, Prior Analytics, Sophistical Refutations, and Topics.
   Epics and Folktales    Replaced broken etext links for Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied, The Saga of Burnt Njal, and The Song of Roland.
   Murasaki Shikibu    Fixed invalid file reference error - page now displays properly.
   The Bible    Replaced broken link to Swedish Bible at Bibles.com.
   John Locke    Replaced broken etext link for On the Conduct of the Understanding and removed a broken etext link for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding (the other etext link for that work is still valid).
   Immanuel Kant    Removed a broken etext link for the Critique of Pure Reason (the other etext links for that work are still valid).

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