Late Egyptian wisdom literature in the international context
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Late Egyptian wisdom literature in the international context a study of demotic instructions by Miriam Lichtheim

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Published by Universitätsverlag, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Freiburg, Göttingen .
Written in English


  • Wisdom literature -- Relation to Egyptian literature,
  • Egyptian language -- Papyri, Demotic

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 237-240.

StatementMiriam Lichtheim.
GenrePapyri, Demotic
SeriesOrbis biblicus et orientalis -- 52
LC ClassificationsBS1455 L524 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 240 p. --
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14246330M
ISBN 10372780291, 3425536747

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Late Egyptian wisdom literature in the international context. Freiburg, Schweiz: Universitätsverlag ; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Lichtheim.   “Late Egyptian Wisdom Literature in the International Context: A Study of the Demotic Instructions” (#52, ) “Ancient Egyptian Autobiographies Chiefly of the Middle Kingdom: A Study and an Anthology” (#84, ) “Maat in Egyptian Autobiographies and Related Studies” (#, ) “Moral Values in Ancient Egypt.” (#, ).5/5(2). Late Egyptian is represented by a large body of religious and secular literature, comprising such examples as the Story of Wenamun, the love poems of the Chester–Beatty I papyrus, and the Instruction of Any. Instructions became a popular literary genre of the New Kingdom, which took the form of advice on proper behavior. Late Egyptian was also the language of New Kingdom forms: Archaic Egyptian, Old Egyptian.   Miriam Lichtheim's "Ancient Egyptian Literature - Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms" was my starting point. The customer reviews recommended it - and what other customers have to say about a book is usually an important factor as to whether I will buy s:

Ancient Egyptian Literature: Wisdom Texts. The wisdom literature can be found throughout all periods of ancient Egyptian history from the Old Kingdom through to the New Kingdom. Much of the literature of ancient Egypt deals with the state religion, the relationship between the gods and the king. The Book of Proverbs and Ancient Wisdom Literature / Shuruppak as well as the famous Akkadian work, The Counsels of Wisdom, which he dates to the Cassite period ( B.C.). Aramaic proverbs are given in a collection known as the Words of Ahiqar. Ahiqar was a . cf. M. Lichtheim, Late Egyptian Wisdom Liter ature in the International Context. A Study of A Study of Demotic Instructions (OBO 52; Fr eiburg-Göttingen, ), pp. , ; L. T roy, “Good. This section is devoted to six Egyptian wisdom-teachings, written between ca. and BCE. The first three teachings (Hordedef, Kagemni & Ptahhotep) are translated, annotated and discussed in a single paper, which also serves as a general introduction to "maat", truth and justice and "Maat", the goddess of the balance.

Late Egyptian wisdom literature in the international context: a study of demotic instructions / Miriam Lichtheim. Author/Creator: Lichtheim, Miriam, An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Late Egyptian wisdom literature in the international context: A study of demotic instructions Late Egyptian wisdom literature in the international context: A study of demotic instructions by Miriam Lichtheim. 1 - Egyptian wisdom literature By J. D. Ray, Reader in Egyptology, University of Cambridge Edited by John Day, University of Oxford, Robert P. Gordon, University of Cambridge, Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson, University of Oxford. Egyptian literature traces its beginnings to ancient Egypt and is some of the earliest known literature. Indeed, the Egyptians were the first culture to develop literature as we know it today, that is, the book. The autobiography has been called the oldest form of Egyptian literature.