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The literature of ancient Egypt; an anthology of stories, instructions, and poetry. Edited, with an introduction by William Kelly Simpson and translations by R.O. Faulkner, Edward F. Wente, Jr. [and] William Kelly Simpson.

New ed.. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1973.
ISBN 0300016875, 9780300016871, 0300017111, 9780300017113

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Subjects Civilization.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Literary collections.
Egyptian literature -- Translations into English.
Egyptian literature.
Littérature égyptienne -- Traductions anglaises.
Description vi, 350 pages illustrations 21 cm
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-350).
Summary "The first authoritative anthology of ancient Egyptian literary writings to appear in English since 1927, this volume will serve as an important adjunct to the study of Egyptian civilization. Although only a small portion of the writings of ancient Egypt has survived, three leading scholars have selected and translated the most notable and complete narratives, teachings, and poems"--Back cover.
Contents part 4. Songs, poetry, and hymns. Poetry from the oldest religious literature -- Cycle of songs in honor of Sesostris III -- The victorious king -- The hymn to the Aten -- The love songs and the song of the Harper -- The scribal tradition and several incomplete instructions. The satire on the trades : the instruction of Dua-Khety -- The instruction of a man for his son -- The instruction of Hardedef -- The instruction of Amunnakhte -- The scribal traditions in the schools.
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 -- part 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 -- part 3. Instructions, lamentations, and dialogues. The maxims of Ptahhotpe -- The teaching for the Vizier Kagemni -- The teaching for Merikare -- The teaching of King Ammenemes I to his son Sesostris -- The loyalist instruction from the Sehetepibre Stela -- The man who was tired of life -- The admonitions of an Egyptian sage -- The lamentations of Khakheperre-sonbe -- The prophecies of Neferti -- The instruction of Amenemope.
Genre Literary collections.
Geographic Area Egypt
Network Numbers (OCoLC)762688
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Simpson, William Kelly,
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