Slovak literature is the [[literature]] of [[Slovakia]].
== History ===== Middle Ages ===
The first monuments of literature from territory now included in present-day Slovakia are from the time of [[Great Moravia]] (from 863 to the early 10th century). Authors from this period are [[...|Saint Cyril]], [[...|Saint Methodius]] and [[Clement of Ohrid]]. Works from this period, mostly written on Christian topics include: the poem [[Proglas]] as a foreword to the four [[Gospels]], partial translations of the [[Bible]] into [[Old Church Slavonic]], Zakon sudnyj ljudem, etc.
The medieval period covers the span from the 11th to the 15th century. Literature in this period was written in [[Latin]], Czech and slovakized Czech. [[Lyric poetry]] (prayers, songs and formulas) was still under the influence of the Church, while [[epic poetry]] concentrated on legends. Authors from this period include [[Johannes de Thurocz]], author of the [[Chronica Hungarorum]] and . Secular literature also emerged and [[chronicle]]s were written in this period.
=== 1500-1650 ===
Literature of a national character first emerged in the 16th century, much later than for other national literatures. Latin dominates as the written language in the 16th century. Besides Church topics, there was a development of antique topics, related to ancient Greece and Rome.