Ancient Egyptian Literature : A Collection of Poems, Narratives, and Manuals of Instruction from the Third and Second Millennia BC.

By: Erman, AdolfContributor(s): Blackman, Aylward MPublisher: London : Routledge, 2005Copyright date: ©2005Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (363 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317792772Subject(s): Egyptian literature -- Translations into EnglishGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ancient Egyptian Literature : A Collection of Poems, Narratives, and Manuals of Instruction from the Third and Second Millennia BCDDC classification: 893.1 LOC classification: PJ1481 .E7 2013Online resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Translator's Preface -- Author's Preface -- Outline of Egyptian History -- By Way of Introduction- -- 1. The Development of the Literature -- 2. The Learned Scribes -- 3. Singers and Story-Tellers -- 4. The Forms of the Poetry -- 5. Writing and Books -- 6. Our Understanding of Egyptian Texts -- I. From the Oldest Poetry -- 1. From the Pyramid Texts- -- (a) The deceased's journey to the sky -- (b) The same -- (c) The same -- (d) The same -- (e) The same -- (f) The deceased conquers the sky -- (g) The deceased devours the gods -- (h) To a constellation, which is to announce the arrival of the deceased in the sky -- (i) The deceased comes as messenger to Osiris -- (k) The goddesses suckle the deceased -- (l) The fate of the enemies of the deceased -- (m) Joy over the inundation -- 2. To the Crowns- -- (a) To the crown of Lower Egypt -- (b) To the crown of Upper Egypt -- (c) The same -- 3. Morning Hymns- -- (a) To the sun-god -- (b) To the royal serpent -- II. From the Older Period -- A. Narratives- -- 1. The Story of Sinuhe -- 2. The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor -- 3. The Story of the Herdsman -- 4. King Kheops and the Magicians -- 5. The Deliverance of Mankind. -- 6. The Founding of a Temple -- 7. The War of King Kamōse -- B. Instructions in Wisdom- -- 1. The Instruction of Ptahhotep -- 2. The Instruction for Kagemni -- 3. The Instruction of Duauf -- 4. The Instruction of King Amenemhēt -- 5. The Instruction for King Merikerē -- 6. The Instruction of Sehetepibrē -- C. Meditations and Complaints- -- 1. The Dispute with his Soul of one who is tired of Life -- 2. The Admonitions of a Prophet -- 3. The Complaint of Khekheperre-sonbu -- 4. The Prophecy of Neferrohu -- 5. The Complaints of the Peasant -- D. Secular Poems- -- 1. Songs of the workers- -- Song of the shepherds.
Song of the fishers -- Song of the chairmen -- 2. Songs at Banquets -- 3. Hymns to King Sesōstris III -- E. Religious Poem- -- 1. To Min-Horus -- 2. To the sun- -- (a) To the morning sun -- (b) To the evening sun -- 3. To Thōth -- 4. Hymns to Osiris- -- (a) The long hymn -- (b) Shorter hymns -- 5. To the Nile -- III. From the New Kingdom -- A. Narratives- -- 1. The Tale of the Two Brothers -- 2. The Enchanted Prince -- 3. King Apōphis and Sekenenrē -- 4. The Capture of Joppa -- 5. Concerning Astarte -- 6. A Ghost Story -- 7. Concerning a King and a Goddess -- 8. The Quarrel of the Body and the Head -- 9. The Voyage of Unamūm -- B. The Schools and their Writings- -- 1. Exhortations and Warnings to Schoolboys- -- Life at School -- Be diligent -- The same -- The same -- Beer and the maiden -- The schoolboy is put in fetters -- Be diligent -- Do not be an husbandman -- Do not be a soldier -- The same -- Do not be a charioteer -- Do not be a soldier, a priest, or a baker -- Be an official -- A fragment -- 2. Actual Letters as Models for Schoolboys- -- Pursuit of a runaway slave -- Order to carry out a piece of work -- Business of various sorts -- Request for assistance in a matter of taxation -- Enquiries -- Family letter -- Congratulations -- Reproof of a high official -- Ennui in a lonely place -- Longing for Memphis -- 3. Fictitious Model Letters- -- In praise of the new city called House-of-Ramesses -- Letter of a governor to a vassal -- Equipment for a royal journey -- Equipment for the king -- Equipment of a war-chariot -- 4. Greetings to Teachers and Superiors- -- To the teacher -- The same -- To an official -- To the teacher? -- 5. A Literary Controversy -- 6. The Wisdom of Anii -- C. Love Songs- -- 1. Discourses of the Lovers. First Collection -- 2. Discourses of the Lovers. Second Collection -- 3. The Maiden in the Meadow.
4. The Flowers in the Garden -- 5. The Trees in the Garden -- D. Various Songs- -- 1. Songs of the Threshers -- 2. Songs at Banquets -- 3. The Good Fortune of the Dead -- E. Poems to the King- -- 1. The Victories of Thutmōsis III -- 2. Hymn to Ramesses II -- 3. The Battle of Kadesh- -- Introduction -- The king's fight -- The second day of battle and the overthrow of the enemy -- 4. Poems on the City of Ramesses- -- Longer poem -- Shorter poem -- 5. Poem on the Victory of Merneptah -- 6. Shorter Poems- -- (a) On the accession of Merneptah -- (b) On the accession of Ramesses IV -- (c) Good wishes for the king -- (d) To the king's war-chariot -- F. Religious Poems- -- 1. The Great Hymn to Amūn- -- Title -- First canto -- Second canto -- Third canto -- Fourth canto -- 2. The Hymn to the Sun from El-Amarnah -- 3. Prayer for the King in El-Amarnah -- 4. Poems on Thebes and its God -- 5. From the Prayers of One Unjustly Persecuted- -- To the sun-god -- The same -- To Osiris -- 6. Shorter Hymns and Prayers- -- Prayer to Thōth -- The same -- To an image of Thōth -- Prayer to Rē -- Penitential hymn to Rē -- Prayer to Amūn for the advancement of the teacher -- Prayer to Amūn as the righteous judge -- Prayer to Amūn in the court of law -- Prayer to Amūn -- Hymn to Amūn after his triumph -- From a memorial tablet -- Praise of Amūn -- Explanatory Notes.
Summary: This book is an impressive collection of some of the earliest literature still extant from the great Ancient Egyptian civilization. Much of the material contained in this work -- poems, narratives, songs and prayers -- was translated here and made accessible to lovers of antiquity for the first time. Covering a range of topics including schools, religion and love, the collected works here provide the reader with a deeper understanding of ancient life along the Nile.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Translator's Preface -- Author's Preface -- Outline of Egyptian History -- By Way of Introduction- -- 1. The Development of the Literature -- 2. The Learned Scribes -- 3. Singers and Story-Tellers -- 4. The Forms of the Poetry -- 5. Writing and Books -- 6. Our Understanding of Egyptian Texts -- I. From the Oldest Poetry -- 1. From the Pyramid Texts- -- (a) The deceased's journey to the sky -- (b) The same -- (c) The same -- (d) The same -- (e) The same -- (f) The deceased conquers the sky -- (g) The deceased devours the gods -- (h) To a constellation, which is to announce the arrival of the deceased in the sky -- (i) The deceased comes as messenger to Osiris -- (k) The goddesses suckle the deceased -- (l) The fate of the enemies of the deceased -- (m) Joy over the inundation -- 2. To the Crowns- -- (a) To the crown of Lower Egypt -- (b) To the crown of Upper Egypt -- (c) The same -- 3. Morning Hymns- -- (a) To the sun-god -- (b) To the royal serpent -- II. From the Older Period -- A. Narratives- -- 1. The Story of Sinuhe -- 2. The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor -- 3. The Story of the Herdsman -- 4. King Kheops and the Magicians -- 5. The Deliverance of Mankind. -- 6. The Founding of a Temple -- 7. The War of King Kamōse -- B. Instructions in Wisdom- -- 1. The Instruction of Ptahhotep -- 2. The Instruction for Kagemni -- 3. The Instruction of Duauf -- 4. The Instruction of King Amenemhēt -- 5. The Instruction for King Merikerē -- 6. The Instruction of Sehetepibrē -- C. Meditations and Complaints- -- 1. The Dispute with his Soul of one who is tired of Life -- 2. The Admonitions of a Prophet -- 3. The Complaint of Khekheperre-sonbu -- 4. The Prophecy of Neferrohu -- 5. The Complaints of the Peasant -- D. Secular Poems- -- 1. Songs of the workers- -- Song of the shepherds.

Song of the fishers -- Song of the chairmen -- 2. Songs at Banquets -- 3. Hymns to King Sesōstris III -- E. Religious Poem- -- 1. To Min-Horus -- 2. To the sun- -- (a) To the morning sun -- (b) To the evening sun -- 3. To Thōth -- 4. Hymns to Osiris- -- (a) The long hymn -- (b) Shorter hymns -- 5. To the Nile -- III. From the New Kingdom -- A. Narratives- -- 1. The Tale of the Two Brothers -- 2. The Enchanted Prince -- 3. King Apōphis and Sekenenrē -- 4. The Capture of Joppa -- 5. Concerning Astarte -- 6. A Ghost Story -- 7. Concerning a King and a Goddess -- 8. The Quarrel of the Body and the Head -- 9. The Voyage of Unamūm -- B. The Schools and their Writings- -- 1. Exhortations and Warnings to Schoolboys- -- Life at School -- Be diligent -- The same -- The same -- Beer and the maiden -- The schoolboy is put in fetters -- Be diligent -- Do not be an husbandman -- Do not be a soldier -- The same -- Do not be a charioteer -- Do not be a soldier, a priest, or a baker -- Be an official -- A fragment -- 2. Actual Letters as Models for Schoolboys- -- Pursuit of a runaway slave -- Order to carry out a piece of work -- Business of various sorts -- Request for assistance in a matter of taxation -- Enquiries -- Family letter -- Congratulations -- Reproof of a high official -- Ennui in a lonely place -- Longing for Memphis -- 3. Fictitious Model Letters- -- In praise of the new city called House-of-Ramesses -- Letter of a governor to a vassal -- Equipment for a royal journey -- Equipment for the king -- Equipment of a war-chariot -- 4. Greetings to Teachers and Superiors- -- To the teacher -- The same -- To an official -- To the teacher? -- 5. A Literary Controversy -- 6. The Wisdom of Anii -- C. Love Songs- -- 1. Discourses of the Lovers. First Collection -- 2. Discourses of the Lovers. Second Collection -- 3. The Maiden in the Meadow.

4. The Flowers in the Garden -- 5. The Trees in the Garden -- D. Various Songs- -- 1. Songs of the Threshers -- 2. Songs at Banquets -- 3. The Good Fortune of the Dead -- E. Poems to the King- -- 1. The Victories of Thutmōsis III -- 2. Hymn to Ramesses II -- 3. The Battle of Kadesh- -- Introduction -- The king's fight -- The second day of battle and the overthrow of the enemy -- 4. Poems on the City of Ramesses- -- Longer poem -- Shorter poem -- 5. Poem on the Victory of Merneptah -- 6. Shorter Poems- -- (a) On the accession of Merneptah -- (b) On the accession of Ramesses IV -- (c) Good wishes for the king -- (d) To the king's war-chariot -- F. Religious Poems- -- 1. The Great Hymn to Amūn- -- Title -- First canto -- Second canto -- Third canto -- Fourth canto -- 2. The Hymn to the Sun from El-Amarnah -- 3. Prayer for the King in El-Amarnah -- 4. Poems on Thebes and its God -- 5. From the Prayers of One Unjustly Persecuted- -- To the sun-god -- The same -- To Osiris -- 6. Shorter Hymns and Prayers- -- Prayer to Thōth -- The same -- To an image of Thōth -- Prayer to Rē -- Penitential hymn to Rē -- Prayer to Amūn for the advancement of the teacher -- Prayer to Amūn as the righteous judge -- Prayer to Amūn in the court of law -- Prayer to Amūn -- Hymn to Amūn after his triumph -- From a memorial tablet -- Praise of Amūn -- Explanatory Notes.

This book is an impressive collection of some of the earliest literature still extant from the great Ancient Egyptian civilization. Much of the material contained in this work -- poems, narratives, songs and prayers -- was translated here and made accessible to lovers of antiquity for the first time. Covering a range of topics including schools, religion and love, the collected works here provide the reader with a deeper understanding of ancient life along the Nile.

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