Early World Literature

Early World Literature is a globe-spinning anthology featuring over 20 excerpts and complete texts from the Ancient Era through the Renaissance. Translations are modern and accessible, and introductions authored by contemporary writers accompany each text. The anthology is divided into eight thematic modules and includes 400 study questions, providing readers with interaction on every page.

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University of North Carolina-Pembroke

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Dickinson State University

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Northern Virginia Community College


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