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