The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies, and Poetry; Third Edition by William Kelley Simpson

The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies…

EditorWilliam Kelley SimpsonTranslated byRobert K. Ritner, Vincent A. Tobin

Paperback | October 11, 2003

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The latest edition of this highly praised anthology of ancient Egyptian literature 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

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William Kelly Simpson is professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern Languages, Civilizations, and Literatures at Yale University.
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Title:The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies…Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.52 inPublished:October 11, 2003Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300099207

ISBN - 13:9780300099201

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"A reliable rendering of the Egyptian text that can be useful to students of Egyptology and provide the layman with delightful reading material."