Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume II: The New Kingdom by Miriam Lichtheim

By Miriam Lichtheim

Chronologically prepared translations of historical Egyptian writings shed gentle upon the advance of various literary types. Bibliogs.

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Y of Thutmose I. Furthe .. more, she wants it correctly understood that each obelisk consists of a single monolith of granite, and that their gilding had required inordinate amounts of the finest gold. Lastly, there is the theme of her right to the thmne, an ever preselll. ('oncern in her inscriptions: her father Amun had destined her to he king. Masculine and feminine designations of her person alternate in her pronouncements: she is the ~on and the daughter of Amun. Publication: LD, Ill, 22-24.

One fine bronze war of mail belonging to that 34 ANCIENT EGYPl'IAN LITERATURE enemy. e coat of mail belonging to the prince of Megiddo. l r Leather i] cOats of mail belonging to his wretched army: 200. Bows: 502. Pules of mry-wood worked with silver from the Lent of that enemy: 7. And the army of [his majesty] had captured [cante belonging to this town] ------: 387. Cows: 1,929. Goats: 2,000. Sheep: 20,500. ; carried off afterward by the King from the household goods of the enemy of Yanoam, Inuges, and Herenkeru.

Vigilant. " His majesty ------. [No one] of them [was permitted to come] out heyond this wall. ------. ;ow the princes of this foreign land came on their bellies to kiss the ground to the might of his majesty. and to beg bl'eath lor their no~trils, htTallse of the greatness of his strength and the extent of the power of I Amun over (95) all foreign lands]. ------. all the princes captured by his majesty's might bearing their tribute of silver, gold. lapis lazuli. and turquoise. and carrying grain.

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