Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Bacon is also a candidate for authorship of the plays of William Shakespeare

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List of Works
[Advancement of Learning]   [Essays]   [New Atlantis]   [Novum Organum]  

Advancement of Learning (1623?) [GBWW,HTR]
  • HTML (Two pages, 131 KB & 342 KB) at Renascence Editions
  • HTML (509 KB; 185 KB zipped; plain text also available) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition (Kessinger, 1997).
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Essays (1601) [HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at Bartleby.com
  • Text file (312 KB; 122 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg
  • Finnish Text file (171 KB; 67 KB zipped; may be abridged) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition (Kessinger Publishing, 1992, 184 pg).
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New Atlantis (1626) [GBWW,HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Single page, 102 KB) at Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning
  • HTML (Single page, 86 KB) at the Constitution Society
  • Text file (85 KB) at the Constitution Society
  • HTML (107 KB; 40 KB zipped; plain text also available) at Project Gutenberg
  • Spanish RTF (direct link) at Diccionario Teológico Mercabá (Translator Unknown)

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  • Paperback edition (Kessinger, 1997).
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Novum Organum (1620) [GBWW,HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Single page, 491 KB) at The Constitution Society (Translated by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, and Douglas Denon Heath)
  • HTML (Single page, Preface and some aphorisms, 157 KB) at the Hanover Historical Texts Project (Translated by Basil Montague)
  • Latin HTML (8 pages, indexed) at The Classics Page at Ad Fontes Academy

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  • Paperback edition, translated by Peter Urbach and John Gibson (Open Court Publishing Company, 1994, 364 pg).
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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)
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