Sanskrit Didactic Verses

Upanishads are compilations of teachings written in 500 BCE by Hindu sages in a Sanskrit didactic style verse. Continue reading

First Children’s Fiction Book Published

John Newbery published a children's fiction book, The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes; or, Continue reading

French Poetry of Arthurian Legends

Robert de Boron, a French poet composed French language verses in 1200 about Joseph d'Arimathie and Merlin. Continue reading

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading

The Little Brunette – Novel by Joaquim Manuel de Macedo

A Moreninha (The Little Brunette), a Brazilian novel, published in 1844, by Joaquim Manuel de Macedo. Continue reading