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  1. Medieval Literature

    1400 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
    1390 Confessio Amantis by John Gower
    1390 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous
    1387 Piers Plowman by William Langland
    1375 The Bruce by John Barbour
    1374 The Canzoniere by Francesco Petrarch
    1353 The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
    1321 Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
    1300 Grettis Saga by Anonymous
    1300 A Lady Asks Me by Guido Cavalcanti
    1290 Havelok the Dane by Anonymous

    Updated 03-08-2012 at 10:29 PM by mortalterror

  2. Classical Literature

    750BC Homer- The Iliad
    750BC Hesiod- Theogony
    700-500BC Homeric Hymns
    680-645BC Archilochus- Be Bold
    630-570BC Sappho- Hymn to Aphrodite
    620-564BC Aesop- The Fox and the Grapes
    582-485BC Anacreon- Love's Night Walk
    525-456BC Aeschylus- Oresteia
    522-443BC Pindar- Victory Odes
    497-405BC Sophocles- Oedipus Rex
    484-425BC Herodotus- Histories
    480-406BC Euripides- Medea
    460-395BC Thucydides- History of the Peloponnesian ...

    Updated 03-03-2012 at 10:48 PM by mortalterror

  3. Why I Shouldn’t Have Gone to Specsavers

    As someone, who, when young and in their prime, was blessed with extremely good eyesight, it is most vexing to experience, as a consequence of advancing years, the deterioration in visual acuity that more than half a century of looking at things seems to have engendered. No more crystal clarity and optical precision for Hawky, at least not without glasses. Distance viewing is less problematic for me, although there is an improvement when using mildly corrective lenses, but these days, close work ...
  4. An Urban Legend

    by , 04-27-2012 at 07:07 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Here's something to lower your level of fear.

    These days, governments and some institutions decide what the truth is, and their decisions have nothing to do with actual facts. For some reason the story about high serum cholesterol levels causing arteriosclerosis came to mind this morning. Although arteriosclerosis plaque is formed of cholesterol, there is no known causative link between serum cholesterol and arteriosclerosis formation. There are several candidates for ...

    Updated 04-28-2012 at 09:56 AM by PeterL

  5. Literature to 1955

    1955 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Russia)
    1955 The Emperor of Ice Cream by Wallace Stevens (USA)
    1955 Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo (Mexico)
    1954 Sunstone by Octavio Paz (Mexico)
    1954 Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Britain)
    1953 Gimpel, the Fool by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Poland)
    1953 Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett (Ireland)
    1952 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (USA)
    1952 The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden (Britain)
    1952 ...

    Updated 01-02-2014 at 06:42 PM by mortalterror