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By John L. Foster

Poetry, tales, hymns, prayers, and knowledge texts stumbled on 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, as a result of its very antiquity and the centuries in which the language was once forgotten, old Egyptian literature is a newly stumbled on kingdom for contemporary readers.

This anthology bargains an in depth sampling of the entire significant genres of historic Egyptian literature. It comprises all of the texts from John Foster's earlier publication Echoes of Egyptian Voices, besides choices 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hot Kingdom and Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of historical Egyptian Lyric Poetry, in addition to formerly unpublished translations of 4 longer and brief poems.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 catch the poetical fantastic thing about the Egyptian language and the spirit that impelled each one piece's composition, making those old masterworks sing for contemporary readers. An advent to historic 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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