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The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions and Poetry

The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions and Poetry

Paperback Language: Egyptian / English

Edited by William Kelly Simpson, Translated by Edward F. Wente, Translated by R.O. Faulkner

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 348 pages
  • Language: Egyptian / English
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 220mm x 24mm | 450g
  • Publication date: 30 November 1973
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300017111
  • ISBN 13: 9780300017113
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, bibliography

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The latest edition of this highly praised anthology of ancient Egyptian literature offers fresh translations of all the texts as well as some twenty-five new entries, including writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of classical Egyptian history. The book also includes an extensive bibliography.

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"A reliable rendering of the Egyptian text that can be useful to students of Egyptology and provide the layman with delightful reading material."