List of Literary Lists

Title of WorkDatePassage and list contents*
Song of Songs10th – 4th c. BCE4.13-14, Spices and perfumes
Homer, Iliad9th/8th c. BCECatalogue of ships, 2.494-759
– of Trojans, 2.815-77
Hesiod, Theogony8th c. BCECatalogue of Olympic gods, of 11-20
– of Nyktides, 211-25
– of Nereids, 243-62
– of Rivers, 337-45
– of Okeanids, 349-416
Vergil, Aeneid19 CEUnderworld description, 6,264-301
List of Italic peoples, 7.641-817
– of Etruscans, 10.163-214
Ovid, Metamorphosis8 BCEList of trees, 10.86-105
– of dogs, 1.206-25
Erasmus, De copia1512Handbook of rhetoric
Shakespeare, Macbeth1606Ingredients for a toxic brew, IV.1.4-37
Robert Herrick, Hesperides1648The Argument of His Book
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior1976List of sixes, p. 92
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me2015The love poured in to Prince Jones, pp. 81-82
and the list will go on …

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