Middle Egyptian Literature

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316148174
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A companion volume to the third edition of the author's popular Middle Egyptian, this book contains eight literary works from the Middle Kingdom, the golden age of Middle Egyptian literature. Included are the compositions widely regarded as the pinnacle of Egyptian literary arts, by the Egyptians themselves as well as by modern readers. The works are presented in hieroglyphic transcription, transliteration and translation, accompanied by notes cross-referenced to the third edition of Middle Egyptian. These are designed to give students of Middle Egyptian access to original texts and the tools to practise and perfect their knowledge of the language. The principles of ancient Egyptian verse, in which all the works are written, are discussed, and the transliterations and translations are versified, giving students practice in this aspect of Egyptian literature as well. Consecutive translations are also included for reference and for readers more concerned with Middle Egyptian literature than language.

Middle Egyptian Literature

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107087439
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This volume provides original texts as well as translations of the major works of Middle Kingdom literature.

The Ancient Egyptian Language

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107032460
Release Date: 2013-07-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The first comprehensive study of how the phonology and grammar of ancient Egyptian changed over four millennia of language history.

The Debate Between a Man and His Soul

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004193062
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Social Science

This book is a new study of one of the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian literature, offering new readings and translations, along with an analysis of the text’s grammar and versification, and a complete philological apparatus.

Middle Egyptian Grammar

Author: James E. Hoch
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : Benben Publications
ISBN: 0920168140
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This sign list is designed as a accompaniment to James Hoch's Middle Egyptian Grammar, a practical course for students of the Ancient Egyptian language.

The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9781588391704
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Egypt

Diseases and injuries were major concerns for ancient Egyptians. This book, featuring some sixty-four objects from the Metropolitan Museum, discusses how both practical and magical medicine informed Egyptian art and for the first time reproduces and translates treatments described in the spectacular Edwin Smith Papyrus.

The Language of Ramesses

Author: Francois Nevue
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781782978688
Release Date: 2015-02-28
Genre: History

An indispensable guide to learning Late Egyptian, the language of the New Kingdom (c. 1300-700 BC).

Ancient Egyptians at Play

Author: Walter Crist
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474221191
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: History

The rich history of Egypt has provided famous examples of board games played in antiquity. Each of these games provides evidence of contact between Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's past is visible on game boards. This volume starts by introducing the reader to board games as well as instruments of chance and goes on to trace the history and distribution of ancient Egyptian games, looking particularly at how they show contact with other cultures and civilizations. Game practices, which were also part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled throughout the eastern Mediterranean. This book explores the role of Egypt in accepting and disseminating games during its long history. Over the last few years, the extent and the modes of contact have become better understood through museum and archival research projects as well as surveys of archaeological sites in Egypt and its surrounding regions. The results allow new insight into ancient Egypt's international relations and the role of board games research in understanding its extent. Written by three authors known internationally for their expertise on this topic, this will be the first volume on Ancient Egyptian games of its kind and a much-needed contribution to the field of both Egyptology and board games studies.

Egyptian Literature 1800 BC

Author: Stephen Quirke
Publisher: Golden House Publications
ISBN: 0954721861
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

This study presents transliterations and English translations of surviving Middle Kingdom literary compositions, three of which survive almost in entirety: the `Exile of Sanehat', the `Shipwrecked Official' and the `Tales of Wonder at the Court of King Khufu'. Quirke introduces each type of text, such as laments and teachings, and the collection as a whole begins with a discussion of the significance of 1800 BC in the development of Egyptian writing and literacy and the nature of Middle Kingdom literature.

Hieroglyphic Luwian

Author: Annick Payne
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 344706109X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

This book has been written for beginners studying on their own and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It begins with the history of the language and its discovery and decipherment up to the present day. It contains a clearly structured concise grammar which offers much original material on Luwian syntax. Twelve reading exercises introduce the basic grammatical principles and are carefully graded to allow the reader to build up a knowledge of common signs and vocabulary as well as giving a broad introduction toHieroglyphic Luwian literature. Grammatical analysis, commentary, vocabulary notes and a revision section accompany each text. Additionally, the book includes the most extensive up-to-date vocabulary available and a complete sign list. Both will serve the reader as invaluable tools for any further study of the subject.

Middle Egyptian

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139917094
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-six essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion, literature, and language. Grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users not only to read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing the foundation for understanding texts on monuments and reading great works of ancient Egyptian literature. This third edition is revised and reorganized, particularly in its approach to the verbal system, based on recent advances in understanding the language. Illustrations enhance the discussions, and an index of references has been added. These changes and additions provide a complete and up-to-date grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.

Following Osiris

Author: Mark Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191089763
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: History

Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates back to the fifth dynasty (c.2494-2345BC), but he continued to be worshipped until the fifth century AD. Following Osiris is concerned with ancient Egyptian conceptions of the relationship between Osiris and the deceased, or what might be called the Osirian afterlife, asking what the nature of this relationship was and what the prerequisites were for enjoying its benefits. It does not seek to provide a continuous or comprehensive account of Egyptian ideas on this subject, but rather focuses on five distinct periods in their development, spread over four millennia. The periods in question are ones in which significant changes in Egyptian ideas about Osiris and the dead are known to have occurred or where it has been argued that they did, as Egyptian aspirations for the Osirian afterlife took time to coalesce and reach their fullest form of expression. An important aim of the book is to investigate when and why such changes happened, treating religious belief as a dynamic rather than a static phenomenon and tracing the key stages in the development of these aspirations, from their origin to their demise, while illustrating how they are reflected in the textual and archaeological records. In doing so, it opens up broader issues for exploration and draws meaningful cross-cultural comparisons to ask, for instance, how different societies regard death and the dead, why people convert from one religion to another, and why they abandon belief in a god or gods altogether.