Poetry of Ancient Egypt

By Kenneth A. Kitchen
Nov. 1999
Paul Åströms Förlag
ISBN: 91-7081-150-4
504 p.
$109.00 Cloth

This volume offers a wide range of poetry from ancient Egypt covering the 3,000-year period between the beginnings of the country's recorded history up through Roman times. Presented in phonetic ancient Egyptian as well as English translation, the wealth of works includes hymns to the gods, praises of the pharaoh, songs of the common people and a full presentation of the charming love-lyrics which are among the greatest delights of ancient Egyptian literature. The author is a professor emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool (UK).

Ancient History
Fine Arts
Series: Documenta Mundi Aegyptiaca

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