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American literature

American literature  

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Timeline
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2012
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Literature
John Smith publishes A Description of New England, an account of his exploration of the region in 1614
Drama

Drama  

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Timeline
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2012
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Literature
Aeschylus wins the prize for tragedy at the City Dionysia in Athens
English literature

English literature  

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2012
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Literature
The Venerable Bede, in his monastery at Jarrow, completes his history of the English church and people
Fiction

Fiction  

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2012
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Literature
Japanese author Murasaki Shibubi produces, in The Tale of Genji, a book which can be considered the world's first novel
French literature

French literature  

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2012
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The chansons de geste, performed by professional minstrels in castles and manors, celebrate the exploits of Charlemagne and his paladins
German literature

German literature  

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2012
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The professional bards of the Germanic tribes give lasting life to Norse legend
Greek literature

Greek literature  

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2012
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Literature
The Homeric texts, the Iliad and the Odyssey, are written down - probably in Ionia
Italian literature

Italian literature  

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2012
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Literature
A new form of poetry is written in northern Italy, described later by Dante as a sweet new style - the dolce stil nuovo
Latin literature

Latin literature  

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2012
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Plautus and Terence, in the second and third century BC, create a Roman drama based on Greek originals
Literature

Literature  

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2012
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Literature
Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation story, spreads in oral form

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