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(The Yoga Sutras) (c. 150 BC)
Cicero (106-43 BC)
Julius Caesar (100-44 BC)
Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 95-55 BC)
Virgil (70-19 BC)
Horace (65-8 BC)
Livy (59 BC-AD 17)
Ovid (43 BC-AD 17)
St. Clement of Rome (c. 30?-100?)
Josephus (c. 38-100)
Plutarch (c. 45-120)
(New Testament) (c. 45?-95?)
St. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 50?-116)
Tacitus (c. 55-117)
Epictetus (c. 60-120)
Nicomachus of Gerasa (c. 60?-120?)
(The Didache) (c. 100)
(The Shepherd of Hermas) (c. 100)
St. Justin Martyr (c. 100-165)
Ptolemy (c. 100-178)
Lucian (c. 115-180)
Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 125-202)
Galen (129 - c. 210)
Tertullian (c. 155?-230?)
Plotinus (205-270)
Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 265-339)
St. Athanasius (c. 297-373)
St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407)
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
St. Benedict (c. 480-540)
(The Quran) (c. 632)
(Beowulf) (c. 725)
(Tales from the 1001 Nights) (c. 850?)
(The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel) (c. 900?; mss. c. 1100)
Hakim Abol Qasem Ferdowsi Tousi (940-1020)
Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973-1014?/1025?)

 

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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?)
  • HTML (Indexed, 11 pg) at The Academy for Ancient Texts (Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs)
  • HTML (2 pg, 97KB and 146KB) at Gateways to Babylon (Translated by Robert Temple)

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  • Paperback edition, verse translation by Danny P. Jackson, illustrated by Thom Kapheim (Bolchazy Carducci, 1997, 115 pg).
  • Paperback edition, verse translation by Maureen Gallery Kovacs (Stanford Univ Pr, 1989, 122 pg).
  • Paperback edition, translated by Benjamin R. Foster (W.W. Norton & Co, 2001).
  • Paperback edition, prose translation by John Harris (Writers Club Press, 2001, 105 pg).
  • Paperback edition, verse translation by John Gardner and John Maier (Random House, 1985, 304 pg).
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Beowulf (c. 725) [HC]
  • HTML (45 pages, indexed) at Bartleby.com (Translated by Francis B. Gummere)
  • HTML (Old English w/ translation; Single page, 600KB) at the University of Toronto (Translated by Francis B. Gummere)
  • Old English HTML (1.81 MB; 501 KB zipped; 933/376 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg
  • HTML (498 KB; 134 KB zipped; 292/108 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Lesslie Hall)

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  • Paperback edition, verse translation by Seamus Heaney (W.W. Norton & Co, 2001, 215 pg).
  • Paperback edition, verse translation by R.M. Liuzza (Broadview Pr, 2000, 248 pg).
  • Paperback edition, verse translation by Ruth P.M. Lehmann (Univ of Texas Pr, 1988, 119 pg).
  • Paperback edition, verse translation by Charles W. Kennedy (Oxford Univ Pr, 1978, 121 pg).
  • Paperback edition, prose translation by David Wright (Penguin USA, 1957).
  • Paperback edition, prose translation by E. Talbot Donaldson (W.W. Norton & Co, 2001).
  • Thrift Paperback edition, translation by Robert Kay Gordon (Oxford Univ Pr, 1992, 57 pg).
  • Audio Cassette edition, unabridged? (record says "unabridged selections"), read by Flo Gibson (Audio Book Contactors, 1999, 2 cassettes).
  • Audio CD edition, unabridged, read by translator Seamus Heaney (HighBridge Co, 2000).
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The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel (c. 900?; mss. c. 1100) [HC]
  • HTML (42 pages, indexed) at Bartleby.com (Translated by Whitley Stokes)
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The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs (12th Century) [HC]
  • HTML (56 pages, indexed) at Bartleby.com (Translated by Eiríkr Magnússon and William Morris)
  • HTML (364 KB; 128 KB zipped; 342/124 KB text file also available) of The Story of the Volsungs at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Eirikr Magnússon and William Morris)

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  • Library Binding edition, translated by William Morris (Classic Books).
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The Mabinogion (c. 1050?)
  • HTML (641 KB; 205 KB zipped; 585/202 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Lady Charlotte Schreiber)

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  • Paperback edition, translated by Jeffrey Gantz (Penguin, 1976, 311 pg).
  • Paperback edition (Everyman Paperback Classics).
  • Thrift Paperback edition, translated by Lady Charlotte E. Guest (Dover Pubns, 1997, 160 pg).
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The Nibelungenlied (c. 1200) [HTR]
  • HTML (Indexed, 42 pg) at The On-Line Medieval and Classical Library (Translated by Daniel B. Shumway)
  • HTML (606 KB; 215 KB zipped; 584/212 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Daniel B. Shumway)
  • HTML (770 KB; 254 KB zipped; 655/235 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg; Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original (Translated by George Henry Needler)
  • German Text File (657 KB; 228 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Karl Joseph Simrock)

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  • Paperback edition of German Epic Poetry : The Nibelungenlied, The Older Lay of Hildebrand, and Other Works, translated/edited by Francis G. Gentry, James K. Walter, Mark Werner, and E. Sander (Continuum, 1995, 338 pg).
  • Paperback edition, translated by A.T. Hatto (Penguin USA, 1965).
  • Thrift Paperback edition, translated by D.G. Mowatt (Dover Pubns, 2001, 240 pg).
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The Saga of Burnt Njal (13th Century) [HTR]
Also called Njal's Saga.
  • HTML (Indexed, 12 pg) at The On-Line Medieval and Classical Library (Translated by Sir George W. DaSent)

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  • Paperback edition, translated by Robert Cook(?) (Penguin USA, 2002, 384 pg).
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The Song of Roland (c. 1100) [HTR,HC]
  • HTML (12 pages, indexed) at Bartleby.com (Translated by John O’Hagan)
  • HTML (4 pages, indexed) at The On-Line Medieval and Classical Library (Translated by Charles Scott Moncrief; edited by Douglas B. Killings)
  • Text file (212 KB; 76 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by C.K. Scott-Moncrieff)

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  • Paperback edition, translation by W.S. Merwin (Modern Library, 2001, 160 pg).
  • Mass Market Paperback edition, translation by Robert Harrison (Signet Classics, 2002, 192 pg).
  • Thrift Paperback edition (Dover Pubns, 2002, 160 pg).
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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.
  • HTML (Single page, 97KB) at Bartleby.com (Translations by E.W. Lane and S. Lane-Poole)

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  • Paperback edition, translated by Sir Richard Burton (Modern Library, 2001, 960 pg).
  • Paperback edition, illustrated by Rosamund Fowler (Oxford Univ. Pr Childrens Books, 2000, 288 pg).
  • Audio CD edition, abridged, translation by Sir Richard Burton, read by Philip Madoc (Naxos Audio Books, 1995).
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Late 14th Century)
  • HTML (Multi-page) at Bibliomania
  • HTML (339 KB; 201 KB zipped; 255/97 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg, also includes Middle English text (Translator unknown)

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  • Paperback edition, verse translation by Keith Harrison (Oxford Univ Pr, 1999, 144 pg).
  • Paperback edition, translated by Brian Stone (Viking Press, 1987).
  • Mass Market Paperback edition, verse translation by J.R.R. Tolkien (Ballantine Books, 1988, 165 pg).
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