Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume III: The Late Period by Miriam Lichtheim, Joseph G. Manning

By Miriam Lichtheim, Joseph G. Manning

Chronologically prepared translations of old Egyptian writings shed mild upon the improvement of various literary varieties. Bibliogs.

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D u Musee du Caire (Cairo, 1939), pp . 42 55 and pis . xiii- xv. Translation : Otto, Inschriften , pp . 194 -1 96. T ra nslatio n , with com me nts , of lines 3 -5: F. Daumas, zii s, 95 ( 19(;8), 16- 17. T EXTS IN TH E CLASS ICAL LANG U AG E 55 ( I) Spe ech of th e prophet o f O siri s, th e roya l scribe , Wennofer, horn of Nep hthys, justified: o m y lo rd O siris-Khentam enti , Great god , lo r d of Abyd o s, lo rd o f Bu siris, All t he gods , a n d Ma at, and the G rea t Counci l Wh o are in the fo llowin g o f Osiris !

O N OT ES 1. , "Isis in Ch emrnis,' a nam e co mmo n in th e Lat e Period . For studies of th e name see G. Vittmann , ZA S, 103 ( 1976) , 145 , no te b). 2. ) mir sch iid igt e," and by Otto as "Das (d. h . ld is used as a circu mlocu tio n fo r death . This is also th e case in the Harper's Song from the T omb of King Inte[ (see A ncient Egyptian Literature, I, 197, n . 4). Thus th e meaning is clear th ough th e fo rmulation is som ewh at a m biguous . 3. The sa me se nte nce occ u rs in th e stela of T aimhotep (see p.

4 11-4 16 (excer pts). Brugsch , The saurus , V. 9 18-927. A General Introdu ctory Guide to the Egyptian Collections in the B ritish Museum, by H. R. Hall (London . 1930). p. 216. photograph . Tran slation : Otto. Ins chriften , pp . 190 -1 94. Th e final portion with th e lament on death has often been translated . : Muller. Liebespoesie, pp . 35 -36. pp . 107 - 112 (with text). Schott. Liebeslieder, pp. 144 -1 45. Bres ciani , Letteratura , pp. 543 - 544. C omments: P. M unr o, Die sPiitiigyptiscl

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