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Epic of Gilgamesh - Author
Author is unknown, but it is know to have originated in Mesopotamia.
Epic of Gilgamesh - Time Period
- The story has been in existence since the 2,500 BC.
- Standard version - 7th century BC.
Epic of Gilgamesh - genre
There are many versions in existence, written in cuneiform on clay tablets. The standard version is an epic story made up of 11 tablets (and a 12th one, although it is sometimes not considered canonical) written for the last Assyrian king's library.
Odyssey - Author
The Odyssey is attributed to the poet Homer (although there is doubt that a Homer actually existed, and if he did, there is still some doubt that he created the Odyssey).
Odyssey - Time Period
The Odyssey was created in the 8th century BC in Greek. It was later translated into other languages and influenced several other fantastic journey stories.
Odyssey - Genre
The Odyssey is an epic poem. The style of the poem, and several small details in the poem, suggest that the poem was originally an oral poem, and was later on written down.
Medea - Author
Medea was first written by Euripides, and later on written by Ennuis.
Medea - time period
- Euripides lived during the 5th century BC.
- Ennius lived during the 3rd-2nd century BC.
Medea - genre
Media was written as play.
Catullus 64 - author
It was written by Catullus.
Catullus 64 - time period
it was written in the 1st century BC.
Catullus 64 - genre
It is an "epyllion" or little epic poem.
Eclogue 4 - author
Eclogue 4 - time period
1st century BC
eclogue 4 - genre
It is a type of poem known as an eclogue. It is also often seen as a messianic text since it shares several motifs with Jewish/Christian messianic prophecies found in Isaiah.
Argonautica - Author
Argonautica - time period
3rd century BC
Argonautica - genre
Epic poem written during the hellenistic period. It is the only surviving epic from that period.
Tale of the shipwreck sailor - author
Author unknown, but originated from egypt.
Tale of the shipwreck sailor - time period
2000 BC - 1700 BC
Tale of the shipwreck sailor - genre
Narrative prose, originated in egypt, discovered around the late 19th century
Homelanding - author
Homelanding - time period
Histories - author
Histories - time period
5th century BC
Histories - genre
Historical account research.
Indika - time period
Indika - genre
The actual work of ctesias are lost, but his work is greatly preserved in summary.
Island of the sun - Author
Island of the sun - time period
Island of the sun - genre
The original work is lost, but preserved in summary by Diodorus
True histories - time period
2nd century bc
Journey to the center of the earth - author
Journey to the center of the earth - time period
mid 19th century 1864
Allan Quatermain - author
H Rider Haggard
Allan Quatermain - time period
published late 19th century 1887
Time machine - author
Time Machine - time period
late 19th century 1895
Gulliver's Travels -author
Gulliver swift -time period
Early 18th century 1726
Frankenstein - author
Frankenstein - time period
1818 early 19th century
- The Immortal
- Contemporary 1949
Phillip K. Dick
- We can remember it for you wholesale 1966
- I hope I shall arrive soon 1980
- Report of certain events in london
- contemporary 2004
Ursula K. Le guin
- late 20th century 1982
- Town of cats - 1Q84
- contemporary 2009
- became political critic after Tienanmen massacre
- arrested and tortured
- published "Corpse Walker" 2002
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- late 18th century 1796
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