Discovering the Ancient World – Literature Selections

Literature List

The Story of Creation — Norse Myth

The Story of Creation — Greek Myth

Hurakan and Gucumatz — The Story of Creation from Central America

Ra and Sekhmet — The Story of Creation from Egypt

The Flood by Ovid — Roman

The Yellow Emperor and the Great Flood — China

Manu and the Fish — India

The Story of the Flood from the Epic of Gilgamesh

Deucalion’s Flood — Greek Flood Myth

The Coming of Evil

Summary of Part 1 from the Epic of Gilgamesh

Part 2 — The Forest Journey from the Epic of Gilgamesh

Part 3 — Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the Death of Enkidu

Part 4 — The Search for Everlasting Life

Hieroglyphic alphabet chart

Egyptian poetry

The Story of Sinuhe — Egyptian short story

The Tale of the Doomed Prince

Theseus and the Minotaur — Greek Myth

Daedalus and Icarus — Greek Myth

The Golden Reed Pipe — Yao Folktale

The Vulnerable Spot — Yi Folktale

The Legend of Silk

Aryan Hymns from the Rig Veda

A Prayer to the Gods of Night — Old Babylonian poem

Selections from the Code of Hammurabi

List of Characters for the Iliad

Book 1 — Quarrel, Oath, and Promise of the Iliad by Homer

Book 2 — Assembly and Muster of Armies

Book 16 — A Ship Fired, A Tide Turned

Book 24 — A Grace Given in Sorrow

Book 9 of the Odyssey by Homer

Writing with Pictures

Scythian Origin Myth & Account of the Scyths by Herodotu