Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rameses, Ptah-hotep, and More

Elizabeth Barrette shares a link to a reprint of an Ancient Egyptian collection, including a history or boast about the Pharaoh Rameses, religious teachings of Ptah-hotep, a guide to etiquette by someone called Ani, love poems, and more. If you read far enough you'll find the proverb of Ani that EB thought worth calling attention to: If a deaf person is present, keep silent.

http://www.digital.library.upenn.edu/women/edwards/pharaohs/pharaohs-6.html