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By Miriam Lichtheim, Joseph G. Manning

ISBN-10: 0520040201

ISBN-13: 9780520040205

Chronologically prepared translations of old Egyptian writings shed mild upon the advance of various literary varieties. Bibliogs.

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I have fo und no evidence fo r th e th esis of E. A. E. Reymond , op. , p. 13, that Taimhotep and her husband had originally been buried in Alexa ndria. 2. Na me for th e necropolis an d specifically th at of Mem phi s. 3. Memphis. 4. , Theos Philopator Phi ladelphos Neo s Dionysos Ptolem y XII (Au letes) . C . 5. It is not clear wh at ritu al is described in thi s passage . 6. The title of th e High Prie st of Ptah at Memphis. 7. e. , his father had also been h igh pri est o f Ptah. 8. T he deified O ld Kingdom sage whose cult was prominent in th e Lat e Period , whe n he was given th e rank o f "Son o f Ptah ,' and had a sa nc tua ry at Memphis where he was buried .

Proph et o f Ptah , priest o f the go ds of Memphis. Prophet of Min , lord of Panopoli s, O f Khnum-Re , lo rd o f Ptolem ais, Prophet o f H orus, lord o f Letopolis , Th e in itiate in Iatbaket, The initiat e in Letopolis a nd Iyet , Kh ah api ; Born of th e good musician o f great Ptah SOllth-of-h is-Wall, Lo rd o f Ankh tawi" H erankh ; (5) she says: o all d ignitaries, a ll ritualists, All gran dees , all nobl es, All p eople who shall en ter thi s to mb , Co me. listen to wh at happened to me!

Th ere is no su nlig ht fo r th e ric h , No messe nger of d eath takes bribes, So as to forget wh at [he] was sent [to d o], (;,) - - - - --; Il l' goes quickl y like a dream , No on e kn ow s th e d ay he co mes , l t is god's skill to ma ke th e heart s forget it, IIl1t a 10m lip plan! " l lis store ho use is rich in e very th ing. (Ii) - - - - - - his he art. 52 A NCIENT EG YPTIAN LIT ERAT URE God p uts it in the h e art of him wh om h e h ates,' So a s to g ive h is goods to a nother wh om h e lo ves; H e is the master of his riches ," H e b esto ws the m o n t heir owner.

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