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By James P. Allen

A better half quantity to the 3rd variation of the author's renowned heart Egyptian, this e-book includes 8 literary works from the center nation, the golden age of heart Egyptian literature. incorporated are the compositions extensively considered as the head of Egyptian literary arts, by way of the Egyptians themselves in addition to by way of smooth readers. The works are provided in hieroglyphic transcription, transliteration and translation, observed by means of notes cross-referenced to the 3rd version of center Egyptian. those are designed to provide scholars of center Egyptian entry to unique texts and the instruments to preparation and ideal their wisdom of the language. the foundations of historic Egyptian verse, within which all of the works are written, are mentioned, and the transliterations and translations are versified, giving scholars perform during this point of Egyptian literature to boot. Consecutive translations also are incorporated for reference and for readers extra occupied with heart Egyptian literature than language.

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151 For I am lord of Punt and myrrh, it is mine. 152 That ‫ۊ‬knw-oil you said would be fetched, it is the chief thing of this island. 9). sbt (originally zb‫ )ܔ‬means represents a tooth, exposed in both actions. 3) and in the next phrase indicates the reason for the snake’s laughter. f. 8–9). 12). f — the snake found the sailor’s promises of gifts outlandish enough to be amusing. 11). 2). The term Ϣntjw “myrrh” here and in the next couplet has the generic sense of “aromatic resin,” covering the more specific terms jwdnb, hքzϡyt, and sntr promised by the sailor.

39 on Fri Mar 06 18:19:15 GMT 2015. 6): literally, “be well” (which is also the original meaning of English farewell). 5). 8: what one is “under” = what one has) and need (the requirement that one is “under”). The second sense is relevant here: the snake is telling the sailor that he only needs the sailor to speak well of him, and not all the material goods the sailor had promised to send. j st r dpt tn 161 3 3 5 3 4 4 3 2 3 Then I put myself on my belly, my arms bent in his presence. 39 on Fri Mar 06 18:19:15 GMT 2015.

2c. This phrase echoes the snake’s observation at the beginning of Episode 9. j, see the note to line 124 there. 181–82 s‫ڴ‬m — the sense of the verb here is not merely “listen” but “heed”: mrr s‫ڴ‬m pw jrr ‫ڴ‬dt “One who does what is said is one who loves hearing” (Ptahhotep 554: Exercise 24, no. 8). nfr s‫ڴ‬m n rm‫ — ܔ‬an adjectival sentence with the infinitive as subject. The sentence could mean “listening to people is good,” but wisdom texts such as the Instruction of Ptahhotep (Essay 19) use the term in the sense of a pupil listening to a teacher.

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