I'm going to be tested on the material below and I thought it was interesting enough to share. Below is a list of time periods and the classical (or mythological depending on your viewpoint) texts that came out of that time.
3300-2000 BC: Early Bronze Age (Mesopotamian and Egyptian)
2000-1550 BC: Middle Bronze Age (Mesopotamian and Egyptian)
1550-1050 BC: Late Bronze Age (Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Hittite, Ugarite, and Greek Mycenaean)
1050-750 BC: Iron Age or Greek "Dark Ages" (Mesopotamian, Egyptian, no Greek writing just epic oral tradition, Hebrew Bible traditions beginning to form)
750-480 BC: Greek Archaic Period (Homer, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns)
539-333 BC: Persian Empire (Hebrew Bible traditions consolidated)
480 (Persian War)-323 BC: Classical Period (Greek tragedies, Herodotos, Plato)
323-31 BC: Hellenistic Period (Apollonios Rhodios; Library of Alexandria)
31 BC-476 AD (Fall of Roman Empire, beginning of Byzantine Empire)-1453 AD: Roman (Cicero, Ovid, Virgil, Phil of Byblos, Apollodorus, Plutarch, Apuleius)
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