Life in Ancient Egypt

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Macmillan, 1894 - 570 páginas
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A thick, incredibly detailed and thorough look at life in ancient Egypt. The author certainly leaves no aspect of this ancient culture untouched. This makes the book excellent for research, but it isn ... Leer reseña completa

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Página 2 - Concerning Egypt itself I shall extend my remarks to a great length, because there is no country that possesses so many wonders,4 nor any that has such a number of works which defy description.
Página 2 - A woman cannot serve the priestly office, either for god or goddess, but men are priests to both ; sons need not support their parents unless they choose, but daughters must, whether they choose or no.
Página 3 - Their men wear two garments apiece, their women but one. They put on the rings and fasten the ropes to sails inside; others put them outside. When they write or calculate, instead of going, like the Greeks, from left to right, they move their hand from right to left; and they insist, notwithstanding, that it is they who go to the right, and the Greeks who go to the left.
Página 256 - Make a good day, O holy father ! Let odours and oils stand before thy nostril. Wreaths of lotus are on the arms and the bosom of thy sister, dwelling in thy heart, sitting beside thee. Let song and music be before thy face, and leave behind thee all evil cares ! Mind thee of joy, till cometh the day of pilgrimage, when we draw near the land which loveth silence.
Página 357 - That Isis might make free, make free. That Isis might make Horus free from all evil that his brother Set had done to him when he slew his father, Osiris. O Isis, great enchantress, free me, release me from all evil red things, from the fever of the god, and the fever of the goddess, from death and death from pain, and the pain which comes over me; as thou hast freed, as thou hast released thy son Horus, whilst I enter into the fire and come forth from the water,
Página 195 - The little Sycamore Which she planted with her hand, She begins to speak, And her (words are as) drops of honey. She is charming, her bower is green, Greener than (the papyrus). She is laden with fruit, Redder than the ruby. The colour of her leaves is as glass, Her stem is as the colour of the opal . . . It is cool in her shadow.
Página 156 - The strange woman was therefore always a suspicious character ; <l beware," says the wise man,5 "of a woman from strange parts,' whose city is not known. When she comes do not look at her nor know her. She is as the eddy in deep water, the depth of which is unknown. The woman whose husband is far off writes to thee every day. If no witness is near her she stands up and spreads out her net : O ! fearful crime to listen to her...
Página 2 - ... description. Not only is the climate different from that of the rest of the world, and the rivers unlike any other rivers, but the people also, in most of their manners and customs, exactly reverse the common practice of mankind. The women attend the markets and trade, while the men sit at home at the loom; and here, while the rest of the world works the woof up the warp, the Egyptians work it down; the women likewise carry burdens upon their shoulders, while the men carry them upon their heads.
Página 329 - Give thy heart to learning and love her like a mother, for there is nothing that is so precious as learning.
Página 156 - Thus on funeral stelae of all periods " it is the usual custom to trace the descent of the deceased on the mother's side, and not, as we usually do, on that of the father. We read of ' Ned'emu-sneb, born of Sat-Hathor...

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