Ancient Egyptian Literature: The late period

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University of California Press, 1973 - Egyptian literature - 256 pages
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"First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including biographical and historical inscriptions carved on stone, the various classes of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that focuses on life after death. Introduced with a new foreword by Antonio Loprieno. Volume II shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom (1550-1080 B.C.). With a new foreword by Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert. Volume III spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century B.C. to the beginning of the Christian era. With a new foreword by Joseph G. Manning"--Amazon.com.
 

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Contents

Continuity and Change
3
Inscriptions from Private Tombs
11
Inscriptions from Royal Monuments
25
The Great Hymn to Osiris
81
Hymns and Prayers from ElAmarna
89
A Prayer and a Hymn of General Haremhab
100
Three Penitential Hymns from Deir elMedina
104
Prayers Used as School Texts
110
Love Poems
181
From Papyrus Harris 500
189
The Destruction of Mankind
197
The Two Brothers
203
Truth and Falsehood
211
The Report of Wenamun
224
Divinities
233
Kings and Queens
234

From the Book of the Dead
119
Chapter 125
125
The Instruction of Any
135
The Instruction of Amenemope
146
Be a Scribe
167
The Immortality of Writers
175

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