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The literature of ancient Egypt : an anthology of stories, instructions, stelae, autobiographies, and poetry

Author: William Kelly Simpson; Robert Kriech Ritner; Vincent Arieh Tobin; Edward Frank Wente
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, [2003] © 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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The latest edition of this highly praised anthology of ancient Egyptian literature offers fresh translations of all the texts as well as some twenty-five new entries, including writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of classical Egyptian history. The book also includes an extensive bibliography.
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Genre/Form: Egyptian literature
Translations into English
Literature
Literary collections
Translations
Named Person: Anthologie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Kelly Simpson; Robert Kriech Ritner; Vincent Arieh Tobin; Edward Frank Wente
ISBN: 9780300099201 0300099207
OCLC Number: 53923240
Language Note: Translated from the Egyptian.
Description: xiii, 598 pages, 5 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / by William Kelly Simpson --
pt. 1. Narratives and tales of Middle Egyptian literature. King Cheops and the magicians --
The tale of the eloquent peasant --
The shipwrecked sailor --
The story of Sinuhe --
pt. 2. Late Egyptian stories. The quarrel of Apophis and Seknenre --
The capture of Joppa --
The tale of the doomed prince --
The tale of the two brothers --
The contendings of Horus and Seth --
The blinding of Truth by Falsehood --
Astarte and the insatiable sea --
A ghost story --
The report of Wenamon --
pt. 3. Instructions, lamentations, and dialogues. The instruction of Hardedef (first part) --
The maxims of Ptahhotep --
The teaching for the Vizier Kagemni --
The teaching for King Merikare --
The teaching of King Amenemhet I for his son Senwosret --
The loyalist instruction from the Sehetepibre stela --
The instruction of a man for his son --
The man who was weary of life --
The admonitions of an Egyptian sage --
The lamentations of Khakheperre-sonbe --
The prophecies of Neferty --
The instruction of Amunnakhte --
The instruction of Amenemope --
pt. 4. From the religious literature. Selections from the Pyramid texts --
Selections from the Coffin texts --
Book of the dead 125: "The negative confession" --
The hymn to the Aten --
Penitential hymns --
The book of the heavenly cow. pt. 5. Songs and royal hymns. Cycle of songs in honor of Senwosret III --
The love songs and the song of the Harper --
pt. 6. Royal stelae. The Semna stela --
The Neferhotep stela --
The Kamose texts --
The poetical stela of Thutmose III --
The Israel stela --
The Bentresh stela --
The victory stela of Piye --
The famine stela --
The Satrap stela --
pt. 7. Autobiographies. Three autobiographies of the Old Kingdom --
The stela of Tjetji --
Amenemhet and Khnumhotep II at Beni Hasan --
The stela of Iykhernofret --
pt. 8. Scribal traditions. The satire on the trades: the instruction of Dua-Khety --
The scribal traditions in the schools --
pt. 9. Demotic literature. The prophecy of the lamb --
The tale of Amasis and the skipper --
The romance of Setna Khaemuas and the mummies (Setna I) --
The adventures of Setna and Si-Osire (Setna II) --
The childhood of Si-Osire --
The magician Hihor --
The fable of the swallow and the sea --
The instruction of 'Onchsheshonqy.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by William Kelly Simpson ; with translations by Robert K. Ritner [and others].
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