The introduction also locates the texts within broader contexts of biographical writing in Egypt and other societies, including our own.
Author: Elizabeth Frood
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Ramesside period in Egypt (ca. 1290–1070 B.C.E.) corresponds to the late Bronze Age, a time of great change both in Egypt and the Near East. Viewed as an age of empire, dominated by the figure of Ramesses II, this period witnessed crucial developments in art, language, and religious display. Biographical Texts from Ramesside Egypt offers insights into these cultural transformations through the voices of thirty-one priests, artisans, civic officials, and governmental administrators who served under the kings of the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. Forty-six biographical texts, which were inscribed in tombs, on statues and stelae in temples, and even on temple walls, give details of their careers and character. The translations are introduced by brief descriptions of the texts' monumental contexts and, where possible, summaries of the careers of their owners. They are formatted metrically and in stanzas to emphasize their poetic form and to foster a clearer understanding of them. The volume offers an introduction to the historical background of the Ramesside period and draws together some of the key themes and interpretive issues raised by the texts and their contexts. These include the representation of the people's relationships to god and king, the thematization of the priestly life, and the various transformations of the texts' media, including the implications of the change in the decorative programs of nonroyal tombs and the use of temple walls for some inscriptions. The introduction also locates the texts within broader contexts of biographical writing in Egypt and other societies, including our own.
In Ramesside Studies in Honour of K. A. Kitchen, ed. Mark Collier ... Das Kind im
Alten Ägypten: Die Stellung des Kindes in Familie und Gesellschaft nach
altägyptischen Texten und Darstellungen. ... Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt.
Author: Elizabeth Frood
Publisher: ISD LLC
(Auto-)biography is a genre of ancient Egyptian written discourse that was central to high culture from its earliest periods. Belonging to the nonroyal elites, these texts present aspects of individual lives and experience, sometimes as narratives of key events, sometimes as characterizations of personal qualities. Egyptian (auto-) biographies offer a unique opportunity to examine the ways in which individuals fashioned distinctive selves for display and the significance of the physical, religious, and social contexts they selected. The present volume brings together specialists from a range of relevant periods, approaches, and interests. The studies collected here examine Egyptian (auto-)biographies from a variety of complementary perspectives: (1) anthropological and contrastive perspectives; (2) the original Old Kingdom settings; (3) text format and language; (4) social dimensions; and (5) religious experience.
J. 1958 : " Queen Ēse of the Twentieth Dynasty and Her Mother , ” Journal of
Egyptian Archaeology 44 , 31-7 . Chassinat , É . 1897 : Le temple ... Archaeology
82 , 129-44 . Frood , E. 2007 : Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt , Atlanta .
Author: Society for Old Testament StudyPublish On: 2009
JOHN BAINES ) , Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt ( Writings from the
Ancient World , 26 ; Atlanta : SBL , 2007 ) , pp . XX + 301. 14 figures . $ 24.95 .
ISBN 978-1-58983-210-7 . First - person accounts describing the lives and
This book shows that graffiti, a very ancient practice long hidden behind modern disapproval and street culture, have been integral to literacy and self-expression throughout history.
Author: Chloé Ragazzoli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
For most people the mention of graffiti conjures up notions of subversion, defacement, and underground culture. Yet, the term was coined by classical archaeologists excavating Pompeii in the 19th century and has been embraced by modern street culture: graffiti have been left on natural sites and public monuments for tens of thousands of years. They mark a position in time, a relation to space, and a territorial claim. They are also material displays of individual identity and social interaction. As an effective, socially accepted medium of self-definition, ancient graffiti may be compared to the modern use of social networks. This book shows that graffiti, a very ancient practice long hidden behind modern disapproval and street culture, have been integral to literacy and self-expression throughout history. Graffiti bear witness to social events and religious practices that are difficult to track in normative and official discourses. This book addresses graffiti practices, in cultures ranging from ancient China and Egypt through early modern Europe to modern Turkey, in illustrated short essays by specialists. It proposes a holistic approach to graffiti as a cultural practice that plays a key role in crucial aspects of human experience and how they can be understood.
L'avant-propos indiique : "The present, ninth volume of Ramesside Inscriptions, compiled and edited by Dr. Joshua A. Roberson, collects Hieratic and Hieroglyphic documents of historical and biographical interest, which have been published ...
Author: Joshua Aaron Roberson
Category: Inscriptions, Egyptian
"The present, ninth volume of Ramesside Inscriptions, compiled and edited by Dr. Joshua A. Roberson, collects Hieratic and Hieroglyphic documents of historical and biographical interest, which have been published since 1989, when the final text volume of Kenneth Kitchen’s Ramesside Inscriptions: Historical and Biographical series first appeared. The 385 texts anthologized in this new collection are presented in Hieroglyphic transcription, typeset digitally with internal and external line numbers for easy reference, primary bibliography, and select philological and palaeographic notes. The content of this material spans the full chronological range of the Ramesside Period, from Ramesses I through Ramesses XI. The subject matter is heterogeneous, including documents relating to local administration, statesponsored construction, execution of criminals, military actions, and the accession and death of kings, among others. A series of indices, including object numbers, toponyms, ethnonyms, private names, private titles, posthumous royal names, and divine names, round out the volume and increase its utility as a tool for research."--
... but very useful ; the introduction includes an introduction into the basic
principles of the transliteration of Egyptian by FRANK ... Tübingen 1973 Janssen ,
Commodity JACOBUS J . JANSSEN , Commodity Prices from the Ramessid
Prices Period , Leiden 1975 Junge ... Historical and Biographical , 8 vols . ,
Oxford 1975 - 1991 ( comprehensive publication of the historical and biographical texts from the ...
Author: Friedrich Junge
Publisher: Griffith Inst
This English translation of the second German edition of a pioneering introduction to the grammar of Late Egyptian, the language of the New Kingdom, principally of the Ramessid Period (ca. 1350-1000 BCE), fills a longstanding gap in teaching works for ancient Egyptian. The author devotes special attention to the language of papyri and ostracautexts and document of everyday lifeuwithout neglecting the style and language of belles lettres and monumental inscriptions. Throughout copious examples, exercises, and bibliographical information, the reader is familiarized with the major text categories of the time. The book assumes some knowledge of Middle Egyptian. The presentation moves from the distinctive features of the writing system and orthography of Late Egyptian, through basic morphology and the structures of the simple and compound clauses and sentences, to larger linguistic units. Attention is given throughout to setting the linguistic forms of Late Egyptian in their context of the history of the language, relating them to Middle Egyptian forms on the one hand and to Demotic and Coptic forms on the other. Detailed comments are given both for the examples and for the exercises that close the main chapters. An appendix offers a preliminary synthesis of formulas in oaths and letters, units of value including weights and measures, and the organization of the necropolis administration at Deir el-Medina, the workmenAes village from which a high proportion of preserved sources was recovered. An extensive apparatus of bibliography, vocabulary and various indexes provides easy access to the content of the grammar and to factual information.
In the biographical texts of the preAmarna Eighteenth Dynasty , narrative motifs of
the priestly life and religious function become more frequent and acquire a more
personal and subjective quality , although Ramessid and Third Intermediate ...
To this department also belonged several groups of service personnel. This volume presents separate studies on three groups of this service staff.
Author: Jac. J. Janssen
The community of necropolis workmen of Deir el-Medina was part of the administrative branch responsible for the preparation of the royal tombs. To this department also belonged several groups of service personnel. This volume presents separate studies on three groups of this service staff. Two of these belonged to the so-called smdt, namely the woodcutters and the potters, while the third group occupies a position somewhere in between the workmen and the smdt, the doorkeepers.
Author: American Research Center in EgyptPublish On: 1983
In addition to a new edition of texts , Dr . Seyfried has offered a number of charts
of titles and groupings of individuals and texts , which will be useful for future
work on these ... The notes which accompany the translaRAMESSIDE
INSCRIPTIONS , HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL , by K . A . Kitchen , Vol . V :
1119 ... Ramesside Inscriptions by K . A . Kitchen has long since become an
indispensible tool .
Why did the Egyptians go to such effort to preserve their dead? How did they brew beer and furnish their houses? What would the great temple complex at Karnak have looked like? Why did Tutankhamun change his name? Packed with facts and superb illustrations, this extensively cross-referenced A-to-Z guide to the world's most intriguing civilization is now available in a compact, affordable paperback edition. Drawing on the vast resources of London's British Museum, the book is a mine of information on all aspects of the ancient Egyptian world. Clear explanations and descriptions of 600 major ideas, events, and personalities that shaped 4,000 years of life in the Nile valley are provided, and each entry is followed by a brief bibliography. Illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings, site plans, and maps, and including the most up-to-date information, The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt is an invaluable resource.
One interesting example of a Ramesside text is a hymn that comes from the stela
of Bak - aa . 56 He addresses Osiris and at one point says : Those to come in
their millions , in the end they land with you ; in the womb they face toward you ...
Author: Shannon Burkes
Publisher: Scholars Press
Revising his 1997 doctoral dissertation for the University of Chicago, Burkes looks closely at the Hebrew book of the Bible that was translated into Greek as Ecclesiastes. He finds the problem of death to be its driving theme and main concern. Of all the obsessions in the Bible, he says, only here is it death, which is part of what makes the book distinctive and often considered bizarre.
Based on the hieroglyphic texts of the Ramesside Period of Ancient Egypt (c.1300-1100 BC), this volume of commentaries complements K.A. Kitchen’s previously published Ramesside Inscriptions, Volume III, Translated and Annotated ...
Author: Benedict G. Davies
Based on the hieroglyphic texts of the Ramesside Period of Ancient Egypt (c.1300-1100 BC), this volume of commentaries complements K.A. Kitchen’s previously published Ramesside Inscriptions, Volume III, Translated and Annotated Translations: Ramesses II, His Contemporaries and deals with the monuments and documents of members of the civil, military, and ecclesiastical administrations of Ramesses II. An indispensable and extensive compendium of texts containing the personal monuments, documents, and memorials of all known officials from the reign of Ramesses II from the most senior officials down to the workmen of Deir el-Medina. Contains detailed biographical studies of the careers, achievements and families of Ramesses II’s principal courtiers. Includes a range of funerary texts offering a glimpse into forms of personal piety under Ramesses II. Comprises autobiographical texts displaying a range of self-expression and self-memorialization by officials—records of personal achievements, allegiances, interaction with the divine, and forms of social obligation. The latest in a respected series concerning the texts of the Ramesside Period of Ancient Egypt (c. 1300-1100 BC).
Author: Society for the Study of Egyptian AntiquitiesPublish On: 1981
The biographical texts are the best evidence for this . ... The Egyptians had a
highly developed moral sense . ... So in the Ramessid texts we ead : " Do not
charge me with my many wrongs ; I am ignorant of myself , I am a senseless
Author: Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities