This book provides a collection of love stories, biographies, fairy tales, reports of military campaigns and other textual accounts of life in Ancient Egypt. They range widely and so provide a varied and interesting view of life in Ancient Egypt from many areas of society, and so gives an insight into daily life. This is a welcome and insightful view into the world of the pyramids and the pharaohs which can easily seem so far detached from our own lives that it can be hard to understand.
This book is aimed at anyone with an interest in Ancient Egypt as well as those with a specific interest in literature. The lack of any scholarly commentary plus the inclusion of a glossary means that the book is very accessible to those with no prior knowledge of Ancient texts, making it a great taster and introduction to the subject.
ANTHOLOGY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEXTS Life Through Literature
Though the title sounds dry, this is a lively and accessible portrait of life in ancient Egypt drawn from the writings of those in widely varied strata’s of society. The texts include love stories, biographies, fairy tales and reports of military campaigns, providing an eye-opening introduction to the subject.
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