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By Miriam Lichtheim, Joseph G. Manning

Chronologically prepared translations of historical Egyptian writings shed gentle upon the improvement of numerous literary types. Bibliogs.

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O we r Eg yp t, PIY~ beloved of. Amun , given life , o n every attack they had mad e , o n e very victory o f his maj esty. uid destroying the last of th e m? I swear, as Re loves me , as my father Am u n fa vors me , I shall go north mysel£1 I shall tea r down (25 ) his wo rks. I sha ll mak e him abandon fighti ng forever! o f New. o f th e New Yea r , he sha ll se nd me in peace to view Am u n :I I his beauti ful feast o f I p er.? nve y him to h is hou se , to rest on h is throne , o n the d a y 01 BrIn gmg m th e God," in the third mo nt h of the inundat ion s, o~',~ n d d a y.

9. " 10. , th ey were re wa rde d with j ewel s. Accord ing to Daumas , op. , th e fes tivity d escribed here was a H athor festival. I I. , th e reigning king. 12. Lit. , th e serpent on his crown. 13. " 14 . e . is, o r sp ecifically its inn e r sanctum . The bnbn is the py ram idion o n the top o f the obelisk . ~. 52 m h igh . In th e upper half the de ceased , shown as a young girl , is worshiping Osiris and Isis . T he re are two tex t colu mns on the right behind the girl and two tex t co lumns on th e le ft behind th e gods.

22. A Mernphite sanctuary. 23 . The signature o f the scr ibe and sculptor who co mposed th e text a nd d esigned the ste la. TEXTS IN T HE C LASSICAL LAN G U A GE II. Royal Inscriptions The great Victory Stela of King Piye, on wh ich th e king narrates h is co nq u est o f a ll o f Eg ypt, is the fo remost h isto ri cal inscrip tion of th e Lat e Pe ri od . It eq ua ls the New Kin gdom A n na ls o f T h u t mosis III in fact u a lne ss a n d su r passes them in vividness. It also pa ints t he po rt rait of a Nubia n king who was forcefu l, sh rewd , and generous.

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