Dedicated to the rich and diverse world of ancient Egyptian literature. While ancient Egyptian literature does not have direct parallels to epic poems like the “Odyssey,” it does have its own tales of adventure and heroism, as well as stories about the gods and myths of the religion. These stories have had a lasting impact on later literature in the region, including works from Greece and Rome.

In this category, we will explore the various genres of ancient Egyptian literature, including teaching texts and wisdom literature. These works were primarily written in hieroglyphics and often served a religious or instructional purpose. As a result, the surviving works tend to be more didactic in nature, offering advice and guidance on how to live a good life.

Whether you’re interested in learning more about the history of ancient Egypt, the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Egyptians, or simply enjoy exploring the world of literature, “Words of Wisdom” is an essential resource. Join us as we delve into the rich and diverse world of ancient Egyptian literature and discover the teachings and wisdom that have been passed down through the ages.

From Father to Son: The Lessons of ‘Instructions of Ptahhotep’

“Instructions of Ptahhotep” is an ancient Egyptian wisdom text that dates back to the Old Kingdom period, around 2400 BCE. It is considered one of the earliest examples of Egyptian wisdom literature and is one of the most well-known and significant works of ancient Egyptian literature. The text is a collection of moral and ethical …

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