This volume offers a wide range of poetry from Ancient Egypt, running through a period of over 3,000 years from the dawn of her history into Roman times. The wealth of works presented includes hymns to the gods and praises of the pharaoh, songs of the common people, and not least the charming love-lyrics which are among the greatest delights of ancient Egyptian literature.
Succinct notes accompany the transcriptions and translations, the whole being prefaced by an Introduction on the rise and development of the forms of Egyptian poetry through the ages.
Translation by Kenneth A. Kitchen, Personal and Brunner Professor Emeritus of Egyptology in the University of Liverpool. 483 pages. ISBN: 978-91-7081-150-0.