Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry: Among Other Histories
In Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry, Richard Parkinson explores how ancient Egyptian poems have been read and perceived across the ages.
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Reciting Two Poems at Abu c 1840 bc
Reading Old Poems
A Certain Provincial Scribe c 1780 bc
A Library at the Southern City c 1680 bc
Old Imperial Classics in the New Kingdom and Beyond
Studying and Interpreting Texts
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