By John L. Foster
Poetry, tales, hymns, prayers, and knowledge texts came across beautiful written expression in historical Egypt whereas their literary opposite numbers have been nonetheless being recited round fire fires in old Greece and Israel. but, due to its very antiquity and the centuries in which the language was once forgotten, historic Egyptian literature is a newly came across nation for contemporary readers.
This anthology deals an intensive sampling of the entire significant genres of historical Egyptian literature. It contains all of the texts from John Foster's past ebook Echoes of Egyptian Voices, in addition to decisions from his Love Songs of the hot Kingdom and Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of historical Egyptian Lyric Poetry, in addition to formerly unpublished translations of 4 longer and brief poems. Foster's translations seize the poetical great thing about the Egyptian language and the spirit that impelled every one piece's composition, making those historic masterworks sing for contemporary readers. An creation to old 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