Western Literature

Events

The Greek Civilization

800 bce - 300 ce

Epic Poetry

800 bce - 400 ce

A long narrative poem about a hero, to be read out loud.

Greek Drama (Tragedy & Comedy)

800 bce - 400 ce

The Iliad (Homer)

762 bce

The Odyssey (Homer)

750 bce

The Roman Empire

300 bce - 400 ce

Printing with movable metal type

1450

Columbus landed in America

1492

Henry VIII declared the Church of England

1530

Queen Elizabeth I reign

1558 - 1603