Theban Ostraca

Theban Ostraca : Edited from the Originals, Now Mainly in the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, Toronto, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford; Part I. Hieratic Texts; Part II. Demotic Texts; Part III. Greek Texts; Part IV. Coptic Texts (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Theban Ostraca: Edited From the Originals, Now Mainly in the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, Toronto, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford; Part I. Hieratic Texts; Part II. Demotic Texts; Part III. Greek Texts; Part IV. Coptic Texts Perhaps the beginning of a lost book of didactic nature. Why the scribe wrote the words 'thoth, master of the hieroglyphs' in rec/o I is not clear. Lines 2 - 3 give the normal beginning of a book of this kind Beginning of the instruction which a man made for [his] son. [give] thy heart to that which I say to thee; act according to. The remaining lines of the recto are too fragmentary to be intelligible. Note the rare word mm 'grief' in 7, as also above in A 1. 2. The verso is no less obscure than the recto we appear to have the ends of the lines complete. In 4 there is the trace of a date day 13 being the usual memorandum of the scribe as to when the following words were written. Then follows a sentence of proverbial (p) nature, He who is free from changes is 3. Lord of wealth at this point the text comes abruptly to an end. A 3. Limestone, inscribed on one side only in a large Ramesside literary hand. Red verse-points. Height 16 cm., breadth 16 cm. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243273533
  • 9780243273539