An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Literature

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145867

Category: History

Page: 304

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DIVFascinating extracts from The Book of the Dead, legends of the gods, historical and autobiographical literature, tales of travel and adventure, poetical compositions, much more. /div
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Middle Egyptian

An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs

Author: James P. Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139917099

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-six essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion, literature, and language. Grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users not only to read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing the foundation for understanding texts on monuments and reading great works of ancient Egyptian literature. This third edition is revised and reorganized, particularly in its approach to the verbal system, based on recent advances in understanding the language. Illustrations enhance the discussions, and an index of references has been added. These changes and additions provide a complete and up-to-date grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.
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Ancient Egyptian Literature

An Anthology

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292781938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Poetry, stories, hymns, prayers, and wisdom texts found exquisite written expression in ancient Egypt while their literary counterparts were still being recited around hearth fires in ancient Greece and Israel. Yet, because of its very antiquity and the centuries during which the language was forgotten, ancient Egyptian literature is a newly discovered country for modern readers. This anthology offers an extensive sampling of all the major genres of ancient Egyptian literature. It includes all the texts from John Foster's previous book Echoes of Egyptian Voices, along with selections from his Love Songs of the New Kingdom and Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry, as well as previously unpublished translations of four longer and two short poems. Foster's translations capture the poetical beauty of the Egyptian language and the spirit that impelled each piece's composition, making these ancient masterworks sing for modern readers. An introduction to ancient Egyptian literature and its translation, as well as brief information about the authorship and date of each selection, completes the volume.
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Hieroglyphic Egyptian

An Introduction to the Language and Literature of the Middle Kingdom

Author: Daniel L. Selden

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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This book offers a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to one of the oldest known recorded languages—Hieroglyphic Egyptian. Unlike other approaches, it is geared toward learning to read one of the masterpieces of Middle Egyptian literature, the story “Shipwrecked Sailor,” written around 2200 bce. The text’s eighteen lessons–organized around such topics as the body, flora, fauna, titles, administration, religion, sexuality, and warfare—cover all the basic grammar and syntax of Middle Egyptian. The book includes exercises for each chapter, sign lists, Egyptian/English and English/Egyptian dictionaries defining all the words and phrases used in the lessons, and a new edition of the tale “Shipwrecked Sailor” with facing commentary. Although the overall approach is literary, Hieroglyphic Egyptian can also be used as an introduction to reading other material, such as biographical inscriptions, religious texts, historical annals, and mathematical or medical papyri. The text is suitable for classroom use, as well as for those who want to learn independently.
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The Egyptians

An Introduction

Author: Robert Morkot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415271035

Category: History

Page: 245

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An introduction to Ancient Egyptian civilization, its origins, history and culture. The book examines notions of race and colour, the achievements in the fields of science and architecture and the controversial issue of the 'legacy' of Egypt
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Ancient Egyptian Literature

History and Forms

Author: Antonio Loprieno

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004099258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 726

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Twenty scholars have contributed to this book which deals with the development and characteristics of the literature of ancient Egypt over a period of over more than two millenia, from the monumental origins of autobiography at the end of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2150 BC) down to the latest literary compositions in Demotic during the Graeco-Roman period (300BC-200AD). The book is divided into thirty chapters concerned with the definition of literary discourse, the history and genre of the texts, their linguistic and stylistic features and the image of Egypt as displayed in later literary traditions - Greek, Coptic and Arabic. Thoroughly interdisciplinary.
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Ancient Egyptian Poetry and Prose

Author: Adolf Erman,Aylward Manley Blackman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486287676

Category: History

Page: 318

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Selections include poetry from pyramid texts, morning hymns, instructions in wisdom, meditations, exhortations to schoolboys, love songs, poems to the king, and more. Also included are an outline of Egyptian history, an introduction to Egyptian literature, and extensive footnotes and commentary on the material presented.
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From an Antique Land

An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature

Author: Carl S. Ehrlich

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742563472

Category: Religion

Page: 522

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Many of the world's first written records have been found in the area of the Ancient Near East, in what is today known as the Middle East. While many people are familiar with the ancient Israelite literature recorded in the Hebrew Bible, most Near Eastern literature remains a mystery. From an Antique Land lifts the veil from these fascinating writings, explaining the ancient stories in the context of their cultures. From the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great, expert scholars examine literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Each chapter includes an overview of the culture, a discussion of literary genres, and descriptions and short analyses of the major literary works. Photos of archaeological remains further illustrate these people and their writings.
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An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896114

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as the constructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process of mummification
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The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

Author: James P. Allen

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589836782

Category: History

Page: 481

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The Pyramid Texts are the oldest body of extant literature from ancient Egypt. First carved on the walls of the burial chambers in the pyramids of kings and queens of the Old Kingdom, they provide the earliest comprehensive view of the way in which the ancient Egyptians understood the structure of the universe, the role of the gods, and the fate of human beings after death. Their importance lies in their antiquity and in their endurance throughout the entire intellectual history of ancient Egypt. This volume contains the complete translation of the Pyramid Texts, including new texts recently discovered and published. It incorporates full restorations and readings indicated by post-Old Kingdom copies of the texts and is the first translation that presents the texts in the order in which they were meant to be read in each of the original sources.
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Middle Egyptian Literature

Eight Literary Works of the Middle Kingdom

Author: James P. Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316148173

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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A companion volume to the third edition of the author's popular Middle Egyptian, this book contains eight literary works from the Middle Kingdom, the golden age of Middle Egyptian literature. Included are the compositions widely regarded as the pinnacle of Egyptian literary arts, by the Egyptians themselves as well as by modern readers. The works are presented in hieroglyphic transcription, transliteration and translation, accompanied by notes cross-referenced to the third edition of Middle Egyptian. These are designed to give students of Middle Egyptian access to original texts and the tools to practise and perfect their knowledge of the language. The principles of ancient Egyptian verse, in which all the works are written, are discussed, and the transliterations and translations are versified, giving students practice in this aspect of Egyptian literature as well. Consecutive translations are also included for reference and for readers more concerned with Middle Egyptian literature than language.
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An Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Author: British Museum. Department of Egyptian Antiquities,Thomas Garnet Henry James

Publisher: HP Trade

ISBN: N.A

Category: Egypt

Page: 286

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Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192854194

Category: History

Page: 192

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The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. Considers all aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, from tombs and mummies to the discovery of artefacts, and the decipherment of hieroglyphs, and examines the impact of Egyptology on various aspects of popular culture such as cinema, fiction writing, and opera.
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Egyptian Mythology

A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

Author: Geraldine Pinch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195170245

Category: History

Page: 257

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From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.
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Aufstieg und Fall des Alten Ägypten

Die Geschichte einer geheimnisvollen Zivilisation vom 5. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis Kleopatra

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552759

Category:

Page: 825

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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

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300099201

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 598

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Presents annotated translations of papyrus writings and tomb inscriptions from the middle and late periods of ancient Egypt.
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The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Adolf Erman,Hong Xiao

Publisher: Kegan Paul International

ISBN: 9780710309655

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 362

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Intended as an introduction to the study of Egyptian literature, this series of writings represents all great periods of Egyptian literary activity under the Pharaohs. These writings have been collected from a variety of sources, including tombs, papyri, stelae and other monuments. The texts selected were chosen not only for their high quality, but also for their representation of the most important themes of Egyptian literature: religion, mythology, and morality. Legends, tales of travel and adventure, historical works, poetry, and fairy tales are also included.
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The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife

Author: Erik Hornung

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801485152

Category: History

Page: 188

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This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the Books of the Netherworld. The author looks closely at these latter works, while summarizing the contents of the Book of the Dead and other widely studied examples of the genre. For each composition, he discusses the history of its ancient transmission and its decipherment in modern times, supplying bibliographic information for any text editions. He also seeks to determine whether this literature as a whole presents a monolithic conception of the afterlife. The volume features many drawings from the books themselves.
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The Spirit of Ancient Egypt

Author: Ana Ruiz

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1892941694

Category: History

Page: 281

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A mosaic of details and charming tales, an intriguing portrait of life in the oldest of civilizations.
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Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131343

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 1920

Superb, in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, numerous deities, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, other fascinating topics. Includes over 50 photographs and illustrations.
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