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Ancient Egyptian Literature : An Anthology

Ancient Egyptian Literature : An Anthology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0292725270

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ISBN13: 978-0292725270
ISBN10: 0292725272
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Publisher: University of Texas Press
Published: 2001
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Ancient Egyptian Literature : An Anthology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0292725270

John L. Trans. Foster

ISBN13: 978-0292725270
ISBN10: 0292725272
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Published: 2001
International: No

Author Bio

Foster, John L. : University of Chicago

John L. Foster is a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, where he has studied, translated, and written about ancient Egyptian literature since 1966.

Table of Contents

List of Hieroglyphic Passages
Preface
Acknowledgments

The Poems
Akhenaten's Hymn to the Sun
The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor
"Why, just now, must you question your heart"
"I love you through the daytimes"
"My love is one and only"
"Love, how I'd love to slip down to the pond"
"Love of you is mixed deep in my vitals"
"I think I'll go home and lie very still"
Songs of the Birdcatcher's Daughter
The Instruction for Little Pepi on His Way to School
Longing for Memphis
"Oh, I'm bound downstream on the Memphis Ferry"
Rebuke Addressed to a Dissipated Scribe
Menna's Lament
Thc Debate between a Man Tired of Life and His Soul
The Resurrection of King Unis
Prayer to the King to Rise Up
Hymn to the King as a Primordial God
Hymn to the King as a Flash of Lightning
Prayer of the King as a Star Fading in the Dawn
The Prophecy of Neferty
The Testament of Amenemhat
Two Spells
Spell for Causing the Beloved to Follow After
Power from the Four Winds of Heaven
The Greatness of the King
Prayer of King Ramesses II
For a Portrait of the Queen
Hymn to Osiris
Hymn to the Nile
Hymn to the Rising Sun
In Praise of Amun
Lament to Amun
The Tale of Sinuhe
From The Leiden Hymns
The Prayers of Pahery
From the Tomb of King Intef
The Harper's Song for Inherkhawy
From The Eloquent Peasant
The Peasant's Eighth Complaint
From The Maxims of Ptahhotep
The Instructionfor Merikarê
The Wisdom of Amenemopet
The Immortality of Writers (Epilogue)

Chronology
Glossary
Sources of the Texts
Bibliography

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