By John L. Foster
Poetry, tales, hymns, prayers, and knowledge texts chanced on beautiful written expression in old Egypt whereas their literary opposite numbers have been nonetheless being recited round fire fires in historical Greece and Israel. but, as a result of its very antiquity and the centuries within which the language was once forgotten, old Egyptian literature is a newly came across nation for contemporary readers.
This anthology bargains an in depth sampling of all of the significant genres of old Egyptian literature. It comprises the entire texts from John Foster's past booklet Echoes of Egyptian Voices, in addition to choices from his Love Songs of the hot Kingdom and Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of old Egyptian Lyric Poetry, in addition to formerly unpublished translations of 4 longer and brief poems. Foster's translations trap the poetical fantastic thing about the Egyptian language and the spirit that impelled every one piece's composition, making those old masterworks sing for contemporary readers. An advent to historic Egyptian literature and its translation, in addition to short information regarding the authorship and date of every choice, completes the volume.
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Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology by John L. Foster