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Timeline of Authors and Works


21st Century A.D.

2006 AD: Robert Littlejohn and Charles Evans, Wisdom and Eloquence

2002 AD: Douglas Wilson, The Case for Classical Christian Education

20th Century A.D.


1999 AD: David Hicks, Norms and Nobility

1991 AD: Douglas Wilson, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

1983 AD: Erwin Schrodinger, My View of the World

1962 AD: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

1960 AD: Elie Wiesel, Night

1959 AD: Claude Levi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology

1956 AD: C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

1955-1956 AD: Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

1953 AD: Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

1951 AD: Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

1949 AD: Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

1947 AD: Dorothy Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning

1946 AD: Robert Penn Warren, All The Kings Men

1944 AD: Erwin Schrodinger, What is LIfe?

1943 AD: C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

1937 AD: John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

1932 AD: Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

1929 AD: Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

1925 AD: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

1925 AD: Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World

1924 AD: Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

1914 AD: James Joyce, Dubliners

1904 AD: Jack London, Sea Wolf

1902 AD: Henri Poincare, Science and Hypothesis

19th Century A.D.

1899 AD: Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

1895 AD: Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest

1892 AD: Henrk Ibsen, The Master Builder

1890 AD: William James, Principles of Psychology

1890 AD: Sir James George Frazer, The Golden Bough

1886 AD: Friedrich Nietzche, Beyond Good and Evil

1884 AD: Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

1879-1880 AD: Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

1866 AD: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

1861 AD: John Stuart Mill, Representative Government

1859 AD: John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

1859 AD: Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

1851 AD: Herman Melville, Moby Dick

1850 AD: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlett Letter

1848 AD: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto

1835-1840 AD: Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

1818 AD: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

1813 AD: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

18th Century A.D.

1790 AD: Immanuel Kant, The Science of Right

1789 AD: Antoine Lavosier, Elements of Chemistry

1789 AD: Constitution of the United States

1787 - 1788 AD: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, The Federalist Papers

1785 AD: Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

1781 AD: Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

1776 - 1789 AD: Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

1776 AD: Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

1776 AD: The United States Declaration of Independence

1762 AD: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

1759 AD: Voltaire, Candide

1754 AD: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

1748 AD: David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

1726 AD: Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

17th Century A.D.

1690 AD: John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

1689 AD: John Locke, Two Treatises of Government

1687 AD: Isaac Newton, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

1670 AD: Blaise Pascal, Pensees

1667 AD: John Milton, Paradise Lost

1654 AD: Blaise Pascal, Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle

1651 AD: Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

1644 AD: John Milton, Areopagitica

1638 AD: Galileo Galilei, Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences

1637 AD: Rene Descartes, Discourse on the Method

1620 AD: Francis Bacon, Novum Organum

1605-1615 AD: Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

16th Century A.D.

c. 1599 AD: William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V

1592 AD: Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

1590 AD: Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen

1580 AD: Michel de Montaigne, Essays

1559 AD: John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

c. 1532 - c. 1564 AD: Francois Rabelias, Gargantua and Pantagruel

c. 1532 AD: Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

15th Century A.D.


14th Century A.D.

c. 1387-1400 AD: Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

c. 1385 AD: Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde

1308-1320 AD: Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy

13th Century A.D.

1265-1273 AD: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

12th Century A.D.

c. 1120 AD: Hugh of Saint Victor, Didascalicon

11th Century A.D.

1040-1115 AD: (Turoldus), Song of Roland

10th Century A.D.

975-1010 AD: Author Unknown, Beowulf

9th Century A.D.


8th Century A.D.


7th Century A.D.


6th Century A.D.

523 AD: Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

5th Century A.D.

c. 410-420 AD: Martianus Minneus Felix Capella, On the Marriage of Philology and Mercury

4th Century A.D.

c. 397 AD: Saint Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

3rd Century A.D.


2nd Century A.D.

161-180 AD: Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

c. 109 AD: Tacitus, The Annals

c. 100 AD: Plutarch, Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans

1st Century A.D.

c. 60 - 120 AD: Nicomachus, Introduction to Arithmetic

1st Century B.C.

28 BC: Titus Livius (Livy), The Early History of Rome

29-19 BC: Virgil, Aeneid

c. 50 BC: Titus Lucretius Carus, The Way Things Are

56 BC: Cicero, Republic, Laws

c. 99-55 BC: Lucretius, The Way Things Are

2nd Century B.C.


3rd Century B.C.


4th Century B.C.

c. 300 BC: Euclid, The Elements

c. 340-350 BC: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, On Interpretation, Physics, Metaphsyics

c. 360 BC: Plato, Statesman

c. 369 BC: Plato, Theaetetus

c. 380 BC: Plato, The Republic

c. 385 BC: Plato, Meno

c. 399 BC: Plato, Apology, Crito, The Trial and Death of Socrates

5th Century B.C.

c. 401 BC: Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus

c. 405 BC: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

405 BC: Euripides, Bacchae

c. 411 BC: Aristophanes, Lysistrata

c. 415 BC: Euripides, The Trojan Women

c. 423 BC: Aristophanes, The Clouds

c. 425 BC: Sophocles, Oedipus the King

428 BC: Euripides, Hippolytus

c. 430 BC: Sophocles, Antigone

c. 430 BC: Aeschylus, Promethius Bound

431 BC: Euripides, Medea

c. 440 BC: Herodotus, Histories

c. 480 BC: Aeschylus, Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Euminides

6th Century B.C.


7th Century B.C.


8th Century B.C.

c. 700 BC: Hesiod, Works and Days, Theogony

c. 750 BC: Homer, Iliad, Odyssey

c. 1800 BC: Epic of Gilgamesh

c. 1900-1600 BC: Enuma Elish

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