The Literature of Ancient Egypt

An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies, and Poetry Third edition, revised and expanded

Edited and with an introduction William Kelly Simpson
With translations byRobert K. Ritner
William Kelly Simpson
Vincent A. Tobin
Edward F. Vente, Jr.

This anthology of ancient Egyptian literature includes annotated classics such as the story of Sinuhe, religious texts—including Penitential Hymns

English edition
544 pp.
15.5X23.5cm
ISBN 9789774248177
For sale only in the Middle East

$34.95

This anthology of ancient Egyptian literature includes annotated classics such as the story of Sinuhe, religious texts—including Penitential Hymns—historical texts, and writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of classical Egyptian history, including the Romance of Setna Khaemuas and the Mummies. The latest edition of this highly praised work offers fresh translations of all the texts as well as some twenty-five new entries, including writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of classical Egyptian history. The book also includes an extensive bibliography. Praise for the earlier editions: ‘’An elegant, easily readable, and most serviceable volume.’’—K. A. Kitchen, Journal of Near Eastern Studies. ‘’A reliable rendering of the Egyptian text that can be useful to students of Egyptology and provide the layman with delightful reading material.’’—Mordechai Gilula, Cultura.

William Kelly Simpson

William Kelly Simpson is professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern languages, civilizations, and literatures at Yale University. Robert Ritner and Edward Wenter are affiliated to the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. Vincent Tobin is an independent scholar in Nova Scotia.

William Kelly Simpson

William Kelly Simpson is professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern languages, civilizations, and literatures at Yale University. Robert Ritner and Edward Wenter are affiliated to the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. Vincent Tobin is an independent scholar in Nova Scotia.
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