By Miriam Lichtheim
Chronologically prepared translations of historical Egyptian writings shed gentle upon the advance of numerous literary varieties. Bibliogs.
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His submerging). (63) They heeded in time and hrnught him to land. He entered the hidden portals in the glory of the lord s of eternity, in the steps of him who rises in the horizon, on rhc ways of Re at the Great Throne. (64) He entered the pclace and Joined the gods of Ta-tenen Pta h, lord of years. ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LITERATURE Thus Osiris came into the earth at the Royal Fortress, to the north of the land to which he had come. His son Horus arose as king of Upper Egypt, arose as king of Lower Egypt, in the embrace of his father Osiris and of the gods in front of him and behind him.
If you are a man who leads, Whose authority reaches wide, You should do outstanding things, (260 = 9, 2) Remember the day that comes after. No strife will occur in the mids t of honors, But where the crocodile enters hatred arises. 17. If you are a man who leads, Listen calmly to the speech of one who pleads; Don't stop him from purging his body Of that which he planned to tell. A man in distress wants to pour out his heart More than that his case be won. (273) Abo ut him who stops a plea One says: "Why does he reject it /" Not all one pleads for can be granted, But a good hearing soothes the heart.
35. IV. 103 I. " . 3 . Sw m int mdl looks like yet another IdIOm th~t we do not understnllli 6 the context suggests social intercourse, conversatIon. 37. So with Gunn, Sludies, p. 62. 2aba's rendering requires thanK l1l fnty to Inlt. " 3 8. The final three sentences are very obscure. 39. In AgyplologilChe Studien , pp. 362-365. ed II , meaning "misfortune" for ~swl and has taken ka in the sense of . fon,1 I have not accepted either wggestion. While the spw nw ~s':"l of hn e H could conceivably mean "misfortun~s," either as a eup~e~lsm or on t I.
Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms (Ancient Egyptian Literature, a Book of Readings) by Miriam Lichtheim