Ancient Egyptian Literature: A Book of Readings, Volume 2

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University of California Press, 1973 - Eastern Pomo language - 239 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
From the Book of the Dead
119
Chapter 125
125
Love Poems
181
From Papyrus Harris 500
189
The Destruction of Mankind
197
The Two Brothers
203
Indexes
231
Divinities
233
Kings and Queens
234
Personal Names
235

The Instruction of Any
135
t The Instruction of Amenemope
146
Be a Scribe
167
The Immortality of Writers
175
Geographical and Ethnical Terms
236
Egyptian Words
238
Some Major Concepts
239
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