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Image credit: Miriam Lichtheim Egyptologist and Translator

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Obras por Miriam Lichtheim

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Life of the Ancient Egyptians (1992) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1914
Data de falecimento
2004
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Turkey (birth)
Local de nascimento
Istanbul, Turkey
Local de falecimento
Jerusalem

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This is a supplemental textbook from a course that I regretted taking for my Master's degree. I was required to take 10 hours outside of my area of concentration (modern history) and I thought, Egypt, boy, that would be fun! NOT! Of course, I always bought ALL the books, much like now, thinking I would read them all. NOT! And I'm taking a DNF on this 872 page book. I've read 200 pages and I'm done! My favorite, which still was not good, was "From Instructions of Ptah-hotep", which were instructions from the mayor of the city, Vizier Ptahhotep, on social etiquette and laws. He also expounds on being virtuous in all relationships. Some great advice, "Conceal your heart, control your mouth." Hoping to sell on Amazon, although prospects don't look good! Will keep around for another week and then off it goes!… (mais)
 
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Tess_W | 2 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2023 |
Lichtheim's three volumes translations of Ancient Egyptian literature found on buildings, tombs, and papyrus represent the best of modern English translation of Egyptian works previously little understood. The literature of Ancient Egypt was surprisingly sophisticated in plot and character development given it origins so far back into antiquity. These volumes are must have for the library of Egyptian history and art.
 
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atufft | 3 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2019 |
Beautiful translation of literary works from the Late Period of Ancient Egypt. Is far more than just religious texts, has wisdom literature, some letters and other personal glimpses at life.
 
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drj | 3 outras críticas | Jul 10, 2008 |
Difficult to read in a sitting. I think this would be better to dip in and out of...but I don't read books that way. *shrug*
 
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Jthierer | 2 outras críticas | Jul 12, 2007 |

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Obras
9
Also by
2
Membros
1,059
Popularidade
#24,318
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
8
ISBN
22

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