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 fireplace fires in historic Greece and Israel. but, due to its very antiquity and the centuries within which the language used to be forgotten, historic Egyptian literature is a newly found nation for contemporary readers.
This anthology deals an intensive sampling of the entire significant genres of historic Egyptian literature. It comprises the entire texts from John Foster's past ebook Echoes of Egyptian Voices, besides choices from his Love Songs of the hot Kingdom and Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of historic Egyptian Lyric Poetry, in addition to formerly unpublished translations of 4 longer and brief poems. Foster's translations catch 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 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