9780300099201

The Literature of Ancient Egypt; An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies, and Poetry; Third Edition

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  • Copyright: 10/11/2003
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations xi
Introduction by William Kelly Simpson 1(10)
PART I NARRATIVES AND TALES OF MIDDLE EGYPTIAN LITERATURE 11(56)
King Cheops and the Magicians
13(12)
The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant
25(20)
The Shipwrecked Sailor
45(9)
The Story of Sinuhe
54(13)
PART II LATE EGYPTIAN STORIES 67(58)
The Quarrel of Apophis and Seknenre
69(3)
The Capture of Joppa
72(3)
The Tale of the Doomed Prince
75(5)
The Tale of the Two Brothers
80(11)
The Contendings of Horus and Seth
91(13)
The Blinding of Truth by Falsehood
104(4)
Astarte and the Insatiable Sea
108(4)
A Ghost Story
112(4)
The Report of Wenamon
116(9)
PART III INSTRUCTIONS, LAMENTATIONS, AND DIALOGUES 125(120)
The Instruction of Hardedef (First Part)
127(2)
The Maxims of Ptahhotep
129(20)
The Teaching for the Vizier Kagemni
149(3)
The Teaching for King Merikare
152(14)
The Teaching of King Amenemhet I for His Son Senwosret
166(6)
The Loyalist Instruction from the Sehetepibre Stela
172(3)
The Instruction of a Man for His Son
175(3)
The Man Who Was Weary of Life
178(10)
The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage
188(23)
The Lamentations of Khakheperre-sonbe
211(3)
The Prophecies of Neferty
214(7)
The Instruction of Amunnakhte
221(2)
The Instruction of Amenemope
223(22)
PART IV FROM THE RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 245(54)
Selections from the Pyramid Texts
247(16)
Selections from the Coffin Texts
263(4)
Book of the Dead 125: "The Negative Confession"
267(11)
The Hymn to the Aten
278(6)
Penitential Hymns
284(5)
The Book of the Heavenly Cow
289(10)
PART V SONGS AND ROYAL HYMNS 299(36)
Cycle of Songs in Honor of Senwosret III
301(6)
The Love Songs and The Song of the Harper
307(28)
PART VI ROYAL STELAE 335(64)
The Semna Stela
337(2)
The Neferhotep Stela
339(6)
The Karrose Texts
345(6)
The Poetical Stela of Thutmose III
351(5)
The Israel Stela
356(5)
The Bentresh Stela
361(6)
The Victory Stela of Piye
367(19)
The Famine Stela
386(6)
The Satrap Stela
392(7)
PART VII AUTOBIOGRAPHIES 399(30)
Three Autobiographies of the Old Kingdom
401(13)
The Stela of Tjetji
414(4)
Amenemhet and Khnumhotep II at Beni Hasan
418(7)
The Stela of Iykhernofret
425(4)
PART VIII SCRIBAL TRADITIONS 429(14)
The Satire on the Trades; The Instruction of Dua-Khety
431(7)
The Scribal Traditions in the Schools
438(5)
PART IX DEMOTIC LITERATURE 443(88)
The Prophecy of the Lamb
445(5)
The Tale of Amasis and the Skipper
450(3)
The Romance of Setna Khaemuas and the Mummies (Setna I)
453(17)
The Adventures of Setna and Si-Osire (Setna II)
470(20)
The Childhood of Si-Osire
490(2)
The Magician Hihor
492(2)
The Fable of the Swallow and the Sea
494(3)
The Instruction of 'Onchsheshongy
497(34)
Bibliography 531

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