Texts from the Pyramid Age
Society of Biblical Lit, 2005 - 522 pagina's
Ancient Egypt is well known for its towering monuments and magnificent statuary, but other aspects of its civilization are less well known, especially its written texts. Now Texts from the Pyramid Age provides ready access to new translations of a representative selection of texts ranging from the historically significant to the repetitive formulae of the tomb inscriptions from Old Kingdom Egypt (ca. 2700-2170 B.C.). These royal and private inscriptions, coming from both the secular and religious milieus and from all kinds of physical contexts, not only shed light on the administration, foreign expeditions, and funerary beliefs of the period but also bring to life the Egyptians themselves, revealing how they saw the world and how they wanted the world to see them. Strudwick's helpful introduction to the history and literature of this seminal period provides important background for reading and understanding these historical texts.
Particular Points of Translation
Private Legal Texts
A Selection of Offering Formulae and Titles
Appeals to the Living and Warnings to Evildoers
Commemorative and Dedicatory Texts
Texts of Women
Objects in Tombs
List of Sources
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Abusir Abydos AltenmŁller Anubis arouras beloved biography boat bread and beer Busiris Cairo chapel cubits divine tent-shrine Edel Egyptian Eichler False Door father festival of Thoth fifth Fischer funerary estate gives that invocation Giza Hassan Hathor haty-a Horus House imakhu Inscriptions inspector of priests invocation offerings Izezi Kanawati keeper of secrets khenty-she king gives king of Lower king of Upper king’s Kloth Koptos lector priest linen Lintel lord loves Lower Egypt Maat mastaba Merenre mother necropolis Neferirkare Neferkare Nekhen nome of Upper offering which Anubis official Old Kingdom Osiris overseer of priests overseer of Upper Pepy II perfect name phyle possessor of imakhu pyramid of Teti regard reign of Pepy Roccati royal acquaintance royal noble Sahure Saqqara scene seal-bearer Sed festival sixth dynasty Sneferu Sokar sole companion soul priests speaks Stela Step Pyramid temple thousand Translation Upper and Lower Upper Egypt Userkaf vizier Wag festival
Pagina xxvi - ... tales, and administrative records, to mention but a few. The preparation of this volume was supported in part by a generous grant from the Division of Research Programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Significant funding has also been made available by the Society of Biblical Literature. In addition, those involved in preparing this volume have received financial and clerical assistance from their respective institutions. Were it not for these expressions of confidence in our work,...