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Literature Timeline
IB English
South Island School
What do you know?
What do you know?
HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH?
What do you know?
HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH?
ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD.
What do you know?
HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH?
ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD.


HOW LONG HAS HUMANKIND
BEEN AROUND FOR?
What do you know?
HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH?
ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD.


HOW LONG HAS HUMANKIND
BEEN AROUND FOR?
POSSIBLY...
What do you know?
HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH?
ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD.


HOW LONG HAS HUMANKIND
BEEN AROUND FOR?
POSSIBLY...
What do you know?
What do you know?
WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED?
What do you know?
WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED?

PEOPLE WERE MAKING PRIMITIVE MARKS 50,000 YEARS AGO.
MESOPOTAMIA (IRAN) USUA...
What do you know?
WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED?

PEOPLE WERE MAKING PRIMITIVE MARKS 50,000 YEARS AGO.
MESOPOTAMIA (IRAN) USUA...
What do you know?
WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED?

PEOPLE WERE MAKING PRIMITIVE MARKS 50,000 YEARS AGO.
MESOPOTAMIA (IRAN) USUA...
What do you know?
What do you know?
WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF
LITERATURE WE KNOW OF?
What do you know?
WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF
LITERATURE WE KNOW OF?

POSSIBLY THE EPIC POEM
GILGAMESH; OLDEST WRITTEN
VER...
What do you know?
WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF
LITERATURE WE KNOW OF?

POSSIBLY THE EPIC POEM
GILGAMESH; OLDEST WRITTEN
VER...
What do you know?
WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF
LITERATURE WE KNOW OF?

POSSIBLY THE EPIC POEM
GILGAMESH; OLDEST WRITTEN
VER...
How old is the Bible?
How old is the Bible?
PROBABLY
LARGELY
WRITTEN IN
MESOPOTAMIA,
SOME
SCHOLARS
ESTIMATE THE
OLD
TESTAMENT OR
THE TORAH
WAS W...
How old is the Bible?
PROBABLY
LARGELY
WRITTEN IN
MESOPOTAMIA,
SOME
SCHOLARS
ESTIMATE THE
OLD
TESTAMENT OR
THE TORAH
WAS W...
Who else was writing?
Who else was writing?
THE GREEKS!

HOMER - ILIAD AND ODYSSEY -
C. 1000 BCE (IF HE EXISTED)

SOPHOCLES -496 BCE-406 BCE

OE...
Who else was writing?
THE GREEKS!

HOMER - ILIAD AND ODYSSEY -
C. 1000 BCE (IF HE EXISTED)

SOPHOCLES -496 BCE-406 BCE

OE...
Who else was writing?
THE GREEKS!

HOMER - ILIAD AND ODYSSEY -
C. 1000 BCE (IF HE EXISTED)

SOPHOCLES -496 BCE-406 BCE

OE...
Who else was writing?
Who else was writing?
THE CHINESE!

CONFUCIUS -
551 - 479 BC
Who else was writing?
THE CHINESE!

CONFUCIUS -
551 - 479 BC
Who else was writing?
THE CHINESE!

CONFUCIUS -
551 - 479 BC




               CONFUCIUS
When did English arrive?
When did English arrive?
OLD (ANGLO-SAXON)
     ENGLISH -
  500 AD - 1200 AD
When did English arrive?
OLD (ANGLO-SAXON)
     ENGLISH -
  500 AD - 1200 AD
When did English arrive?
OLD (ANGLO-SAXON)
     ENGLISH -
  500 AD - 1200 AD




            BEOWULF (1100 AD)
OLD ENGLISH: A poem
OLD ENGLISH: A poem
IC EOM WUNDERLICU WIHT WIFUM ON HYHTE
NEAHBUENDUM NYT; NÆGUM SCEÞÞE
BURGSITTENDRA NYMTHE BONAN ANUM.
S...
And a translation
I AM A WONDERFUL HELP TO WOMEN
THE HOPE OF SOMETHING GOOD TO COME
I HARM ONLY MY SLAYER
I GROW VERY TALL...
And the answer...
And the answer...
MIDDLE ENGLISH
GEOFFREY CHAUCER - CANTERBURY TALES




                    CHAUCER - C. 1343 - 1400
Middle English
Middle English
A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE
WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG IN A NARWE COTAGE,
BISIDE A GROVE, STONDYNGE IN A D...
Middle English
A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE            A WIDOW POOR, SOMEWHAT ADVANCED IN AGE,
WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG ...
Middle English
A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE            A WIDOW POOR, SOMEWHAT ADVANCED IN AGE,
WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG ...
Middle English
A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE            A WIDOW POOR, SOMEWHAT ADVANCED IN AGE,
WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG ...
Modern English
Modern English
EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS...
Modern English
EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS...

...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE,
    SO STOP COMPLAINING!
Modern English
EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS...

...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE,
    SO STOP COMPLAINING!


OTHELLO - C. 1603
Modern English
EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS...

...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE,
    SO STOP COMPLAINING!


OTHELLO - C. 1603
Modern English
EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS...

...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE,
    SO STOP COMPLAINING!


OTHELLO - C. 1603


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TO BE CONTINUED...
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  1. 1. Literature Timeline IB English South Island School
  2. 2. What do you know?
  3. 3. What do you know? HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH?
  4. 4. What do you know? HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH? ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD.
  5. 5. What do you know? HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH? ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD. HOW LONG HAS HUMANKIND BEEN AROUND FOR?
  6. 6. What do you know? HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH? ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD. HOW LONG HAS HUMANKIND BEEN AROUND FOR? POSSIBLY 7 MILLION YEARS, AT LEAST 2.7 MILLION YEARS. DEPENDS WHAT COUNTS AS A ‘HUMAN’.
  7. 7. What do you know? HOW OLD IS PLANET EARTH? ABOUT 4.6 BILLION YEARS OLD. HOW LONG HAS HUMANKIND BEEN AROUND FOR? POSSIBLY 7 MILLION YEARS, AT LEAST 2.7 MILLION YEARS. DEPENDS WHAT COUNTS AS A ‘HUMAN’.
  8. 8. What do you know?
  9. 9. What do you know? WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED?
  10. 10. What do you know? WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED? PEOPLE WERE MAKING PRIMITIVE MARKS 50,000 YEARS AGO. MESOPOTAMIA (IRAN) USUALLY GETS CREDITED WITH ‘INVENTING’ WRITING ABOUT 6000 YEARS AGO.
  11. 11. What do you know? WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED? PEOPLE WERE MAKING PRIMITIVE MARKS 50,000 YEARS AGO. MESOPOTAMIA (IRAN) USUALLY GETS CREDITED WITH ‘INVENTING’ WRITING ABOUT 6000 YEARS AGO.
  12. 12. What do you know? WHEN WAS WRITING INVENTED? PEOPLE WERE MAKING PRIMITIVE MARKS 50,000 YEARS AGO. MESOPOTAMIA (IRAN) USUALLY GETS CREDITED WITH ‘INVENTING’ WRITING ABOUT 6000 YEARS AGO. EARLY WRITING MESOPOTAMIA C. 3000 BCE
  13. 13. What do you know?
  14. 14. What do you know? WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF LITERATURE WE KNOW OF?
  15. 15. What do you know? WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF LITERATURE WE KNOW OF? POSSIBLY THE EPIC POEM GILGAMESH; OLDEST WRITTEN VERSION MIGHT DATE FROM ABOUT 2200 BCE. IT ORIGINATES IN SUMERIA (SOUTHERN MESOPOTAMIA)
  16. 16. What do you know? WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF LITERATURE WE KNOW OF? POSSIBLY THE EPIC POEM GILGAMESH; OLDEST WRITTEN VERSION MIGHT DATE FROM ABOUT 2200 BCE. IT ORIGINATES IN SUMERIA (SOUTHERN MESOPOTAMIA)
  17. 17. What do you know? WHAT IS THE OLDEST PIECE OF LITERATURE WE KNOW OF? POSSIBLY THE EPIC POEM GILGAMESH; OLDEST WRITTEN VERSION MIGHT DATE FROM ABOUT 2200 BCE. IT ORIGINATES IN SUMERIA (SOUTHERN MESOPOTAMIA) THE ‘DELUGE’ TABLET
  18. 18. How old is the Bible?
  19. 19. How old is the Bible? PROBABLY LARGELY WRITTEN IN MESOPOTAMIA, SOME SCHOLARS ESTIMATE THE OLD TESTAMENT OR THE TORAH WAS WRITTEN BETWEEN 1200 AND 200 BCE
  20. 20. How old is the Bible? PROBABLY LARGELY WRITTEN IN MESOPOTAMIA, SOME SCHOLARS ESTIMATE THE OLD TESTAMENT OR THE TORAH WAS WRITTEN BETWEEN 1200 AND 200 BCE
  21. 21. Who else was writing?
  22. 22. Who else was writing? THE GREEKS! HOMER - ILIAD AND ODYSSEY - C. 1000 BCE (IF HE EXISTED) SOPHOCLES -496 BCE-406 BCE OEDIPUS REX - 429 BCE
  23. 23. Who else was writing? THE GREEKS! HOMER - ILIAD AND ODYSSEY - C. 1000 BCE (IF HE EXISTED) SOPHOCLES -496 BCE-406 BCE OEDIPUS REX - 429 BCE
  24. 24. Who else was writing? THE GREEKS! HOMER - ILIAD AND ODYSSEY - C. 1000 BCE (IF HE EXISTED) SOPHOCLES -496 BCE-406 BCE OEDIPUS REX - 429 BCE SOPHOCLES
  25. 25. Who else was writing?
  26. 26. Who else was writing? THE CHINESE! CONFUCIUS - 551 - 479 BC
  27. 27. Who else was writing? THE CHINESE! CONFUCIUS - 551 - 479 BC
  28. 28. Who else was writing? THE CHINESE! CONFUCIUS - 551 - 479 BC CONFUCIUS
  29. 29. When did English arrive?
  30. 30. When did English arrive? OLD (ANGLO-SAXON) ENGLISH - 500 AD - 1200 AD
  31. 31. When did English arrive? OLD (ANGLO-SAXON) ENGLISH - 500 AD - 1200 AD
  32. 32. When did English arrive? OLD (ANGLO-SAXON) ENGLISH - 500 AD - 1200 AD BEOWULF (1100 AD)
  33. 33. OLD ENGLISH: A poem
  34. 34. OLD ENGLISH: A poem IC EOM WUNDERLICU WIHT WIFUM ON HYHTE NEAHBUENDUM NYT; NÆGUM SCEÞÞE BURGSITTENDRA NYMTHE BONAN ANUM. STAÞOL MIN IS STEAPHEAH STONDE IC ON BEDDE NEOÐAN RUH NATHWÆR. NEÞEÐ HWILUM FUL CYRTENU CEORLES DOHTOR MODWLONC MEOWLE ÞÆT HEO ON MEC GRIPE RÆSEÐ MEC ON REODNE REAFATH MIN HEAFOD FEGEÐ MEC ON FÆSTEN. FELEÞ SONA MINES GEMOTES SEO ÞE MEC NEARWAÐ WIF WUNDENLOCC. WÆT BIÐ ÞÆT EAGE.
  35. 35. And a translation I AM A WONDERFUL HELP TO WOMEN THE HOPE OF SOMETHING GOOD TO COME I HARM ONLY MY SLAYER I GROW VERY TALL, ERECT IN A BED I AM SHAGGY DOWN BELOW THE LOVELY GIRL GRABS MY BODY, RUBS MY RED SKIN HOLDS ME HARD, CLAIMS MY HEAD. THAT GIRL WILL FEEL OUR MEETING! I BRING TEARS TO HER EYES! WHAT AM I?
  36. 36. And the answer...
  37. 37. And the answer...
  38. 38. MIDDLE ENGLISH GEOFFREY CHAUCER - CANTERBURY TALES CHAUCER - C. 1343 - 1400
  39. 39. Middle English
  40. 40. Middle English A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG IN A NARWE COTAGE, BISIDE A GROVE, STONDYNGE IN A DALE. THIS WYDWE, OF WHICH I TELLE YOW MY TALE, SYN THILKE DAY THAT SHE WAS LAST A WYF, IN PACIENCE LADDE A FUL SYMPLE LYF, FOR LITEL WAS HIR CATEL AND HIR RENTE. CHAUCER, ‘THE NUN’S PRIEST’S TALE’
  41. 41. Middle English A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE A WIDOW POOR, SOMEWHAT ADVANCED IN AGE, WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG IN A NARWE COTAGE, LIVED, ON A TIME, WITHIN A SMALL COTTAGE BISIDE A GROVE, STONDYNGE IN A DALE. BESIDE A GROVE AND STANDING DOWN A DALE. THIS WYDWE, OF WHICH I TELLE YOW MY TALE, THIS WIDOW, NOW, OF WHOM I TELL MY TALE, SYN THILKE DAY THAT SHE WAS LAST A WYF, SINCE THAT SAME DAY WHEN SHE'D BEEN LAST A WIFE IN PACIENCE LADDE A FUL SYMPLE LYF, HAD LED, WITH PATIENCE, HER STRAIT SIMPLE LIFE, FOR LITEL WAS HIR CATEL AND HIR RENTE. FOR SHE'D SMALL GOODS AND LITTLE INCOME-RENT; CHAUCER, ‘THE NUN’S PRIEST’S TALE’
  42. 42. Middle English A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE A WIDOW POOR, SOMEWHAT ADVANCED IN AGE, WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG IN A NARWE COTAGE, LIVED, ON A TIME, WITHIN A SMALL COTTAGE BISIDE A GROVE, STONDYNGE IN A DALE. BESIDE A GROVE AND STANDING DOWN A DALE. THIS WYDWE, OF WHICH I TELLE YOW MY TALE, THIS WIDOW, NOW, OF WHOM I TELL MY TALE, SYN THILKE DAY THAT SHE WAS LAST A WYF, SINCE THAT SAME DAY WHEN SHE'D BEEN LAST A WIFE IN PACIENCE LADDE A FUL SYMPLE LYF, HAD LED, WITH PATIENCE, HER STRAIT SIMPLE LIFE, FOR LITEL WAS HIR CATEL AND HIR RENTE. FOR SHE'D SMALL GOODS AND LITTLE INCOME-RENT; CHAUCER, ‘THE NUN’S PRIEST’S TALE’
  43. 43. Middle English A POVRE WYDWE, SOMDEEL STAPE IN AGE A WIDOW POOR, SOMEWHAT ADVANCED IN AGE, WAS WHILOM DWELLYNG IN A NARWE COTAGE, LIVED, ON A TIME, WITHIN A SMALL COTTAGE BISIDE A GROVE, STONDYNGE IN A DALE. BESIDE A GROVE AND STANDING DOWN A DALE. THIS WYDWE, OF WHICH I TELLE YOW MY TALE, THIS WIDOW, NOW, OF WHOM I TELL MY TALE, SYN THILKE DAY THAT SHE WAS LAST A WYF, SINCE THAT SAME DAY WHEN SHE'D BEEN LAST A WIFE IN PACIENCE LADDE A FUL SYMPLE LYF, HAD LED, WITH PATIENCE, HER STRAIT SIMPLE LIFE, FOR LITEL WAS HIR CATEL AND HIR RENTE. FOR SHE'D SMALL GOODS AND LITTLE INCOME-RENT; CHAUCER, ‘THE NUN’S PRIEST’S TALE’ C. 1380 - 1400
  44. 44. Modern English
  45. 45. Modern English EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS...
  46. 46. Modern English EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS... ...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE, SO STOP COMPLAINING!
  47. 47. Modern English EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS... ...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE, SO STOP COMPLAINING! OTHELLO - C. 1603
  48. 48. Modern English EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS... ...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE, SO STOP COMPLAINING! OTHELLO - C. 1603
  49. 49. Modern English EVERYTHING FROM 1500 ONWARDS... ...INCLUDING SHAKESPEARE, SO STOP COMPLAINING! OTHELLO - C. 1603 SHAKESPEARE - 1564 - 1616
  50. 50. TO BE CONTINUED...
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