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Author Simpson, William Kelly, compiler

Title The literature of ancient Egypt : an anthology of stories, instructions, and poetry / edited, with an introd. by William Kelly Simpson and translations by R. O. Faulkner, Edward F. Wente, Jr. [and] William Kelly Simpson
Edition New edition
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1973


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 W'PONDS  897.008 S6135/L 1973  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents 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 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 --
pt. 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
Analysis Egypt - Literary collections
Egyptian literature - Translations into English
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-350)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-350)
Subject Egyptian literature -- Translations into English.
English literature -- Translations from Egyptian
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form Literature.
Author Simpson, William Kelly.
LC no. 73077814
ISBN 0300016875