Which Great Works do you want to see?

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  1. Stonecutter9

    Stonecutter9 Rex Michiganensis

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    American: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Women
    Arabian: Koran (too religious :confused: )
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    Babylonian: Enuma Anu Enlil, Code of Hammurabi
    Brazilian: Os Sertoas
    Byzantine: Secret Histories
    Celtic: Gulliver's Travels (written by an Irishman, but in 1726 and in English)
    Chinese: Analects, Dao de Jing
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    Stonecutter9 Rex Michiganensis

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    I was just writing the above post, and wondering the same thing! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  3. GenjiKhan

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    About that one,I'd change to one of the works of Machado de Assis already mentioned(Dom Casmurro and Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas),as he's the greatest writer of Brazilian Literature and because of such status,he holds bigger chances of being a Great Writer .
     
  4. Stonecutter9

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    You're right, he will prob be included to represent Brazil, as he is widely hailed as the greatest Brazilian writer of all time, but the title of the list is ALTERNATIVE suggestions; those which no one had previously mentioned and those which I thought stand a good chance of inclusion.
     
  5. sukritact

    sukritact Artist and Modder

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    Necromancy!

    A work of literature I'd like to see, they've already included one of his quotes in Civ 4 so it shouldn't be a problem!

    Spoiler :
    "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Douglas Adams
     
  6. God of Kings

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    Since the Ozymandias poem is not used in Civ V (but was used earlier; Civ V defeat screen is not the same as the poem, but possibly inspired by the poem), Percy Bysshe Shelley can show up with his sister. Another plus is that the entire poem is in the public domain.
     
  7. Absolution

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    I bet they are going to put Brave New World as a great literature work.

    And in music I would like to see several great Rock albums.
    I'd like to see Highway 61 Revisited, Sgt. Pepper, Led Zeppelin IV, Joshua Tree and Nevermind.
    That would be very cool.
     
  8. HeraldtheGreat

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    How 'bout The Canon of Medecine by Avacienna, Ibn Sina, or whatever iteration of his name?
     
  9. ahawk

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    Epic of Gilgamesh (Sumerian, I believe)
    Tao Te Ching (Chinese)
    The Elder Scrolls (Dark Elf)
    Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
    Lee Trevino's Putting For Idiots (Golf)
    Russian Sabre Dance (Russian)
    Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
    Anything by Tupac (Tupac)
     
  10. ptoss1

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    I bet 100% that none of the great works will be Chechen.
     
  11. sliverius

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    Music
    Bach's Goldberg Variation
    Palestrina's Misa Papae Marceli
    Vivaldi's Violin Concerto
    Handel's Messiah
    Mozart's Requiem
    Beethoven's 9th Symphony
    Haydn's Symphony
    Chopin's Piano's work

    literary
    Chairil Anwar's Poem as Indonesian Representative
     
  12. Joe Hoofer

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    Yes! Definitely these! I think there should be some Great Works from Iran. Like maybe...

    - The Collected Works of Hafez by Hafez (Great Writer)
    - Ey Iran by Ruhollah Khaleqi (Great Musician)
    - Morghe Sahar by Morteza Neydavud (Great Musician)
    - Fifth Day of Creation by Mahmoud Farshcian (Great Artist)

    And if I had to pick a Wonder from Iran...maybe the Azadi Tower.
     
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    Secret History of the Mongols!
     
  14. boghog

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    Wouldn't you use Wole Soyinka?
     
  15. boghog

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    If you declare Kafka Austrian you will get into a lot of trouble ;) but probably it might not be necessary to assign them to any civ at all.

    In my view "The Diary of Anne Frank" is not a work of literature as it was never meant for publication - it's an important historic document, of course, but probably not for ideal for game purposes.
     
  16. boghog

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    Since all works are created by GP, can we have anonymous works like the Nibelungenlied, Beowulf or the Epic of Gilgamesh?
     
  17. handofnod

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    In Modern Times i would like to see a Great Works if they will included such as

    Hey Jude from The Beatles ( Great Musician )
    Rock and Roll from Elvin Presley ( Great Musician )
    Through the fires and Flames from Dragonforces ( Great Musician )
    Inception from Christoper Nolan ( Great Artisian )

    for my country in Indonesia , Great artworks such as
    Si Galigi Mawayang or "Sir Galigi played wayang"
    so heres the pic
    Spoiler :


    Great Literature in Indonesia
    Malin Kundang
     
  18. Arachnofiend

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    This was physically painful for me to read

    Disregarding the fact that modern tunes aren't going to get in for licensing reasons, is a simplistic power metal song known mostly for being almost as difficult as a Devil Went Down to Georgia cover in the Guitar Hero video game really noteworthy enough to be included and represent metal? Is it really more important than Black Sabbath's "War Pigs", or Deep Purple's "Highway Star"? Hell, if you wanted to go with a more contemporary piece I'd still pick something from Kyuss long before the list reached Dragonforce. If the list EVER reached Dragonforce.
     
  19. Tycho Brahe

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    YES! (I mean no, one does not walk past it)


    Link to video.

    Rock & Roll - Velvet Underground - murica

    This one was used for the world wonder of Rock & Roll in ... civ 4 i belive.


    Link to video.

    Abba - Waterloo - sweden


    Link to video.

    Carmen Miranda - Tico-Tico No Fubá - Brazil


    Link to video.

    Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata - Zulu
     
  20. ImperialChaos

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    I see "Rock 'n Roll" by The Velvet Underground being in as a homage to Civ IV.
     

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