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    The Petese Stories: II (Carlsberg Papyri) (Hardback) By (author) Kim Ryholt

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    DescriptionThis volume six of the Carlsberg Papyri series contains the edition of a new manuscript with Petese Stories from the Tebtunis temple library, dating to the period around 100 AD. The Petese Stories is a compilation of seventy stories about the virtues and vices of women. The numerous stories were compiled on the orders of the prophet Petese of Heliopolis that they may serve as a literary testament by which he would be remembered. Petese was, according to literary tradition, Plato's Egyptian instructor in astrology. The composition seems to have been modeled on the fundamental Myth of the Sun's Eye. The overall structural pattern of the text is very similar to the Arabian Nights; a frame story forms the introduction as well as the fabric into which the long series of shorter tales are woven. Among the stories preserved in the new manuscript one is particularly remarkable in that it is known from a translation by Herodotus, the so-called Pheros Story.

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    The Petese Stories: II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kim Ryholt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 210
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,055 g
    ISBN 13: 9788763504041
    ISBN 10: 8763504049

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PJ1871 .R936 2006
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Illustrations note
    24 b/w plates
    Museum Tusculanum Press
    Imprint name
    Museum Tusculanum Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2006
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