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Middle Egyptian
An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2010
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  • isbn: 9780511770982

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  • Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. The combination of grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users to not only read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing readers with the foundation to understand texts on monuments and to read great works of ancient Egyptian literature in the original text. This second edition contains revised exercises and essays, providing an up to date account of current research and discoveries. New illustrations enhance discussions and examples. These additions combine with the previous edition to create a complete grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.

    • Contains a comprehensive grammar of the writing system and classical language of ancient Egypt
    • Designed for use by students with no prior knowledge of an ancient language or grammatical terminology
    • New edition contains additional illustrations and updates to exercises
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511770982
    • contains: 24 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    Lesson 1. Language and writing
    Lesson 2. The sounds of Middle Egyptian
    Lesson 3. Multiliteral signs
    Lesson 4. Nouns
    Lesson 5. Pronouns
    Lesson 6. Adjectives
    Lesson 7. Adjectival and nominal sentences
    Lesson 8. Prepositions and adverbs
    Lesson 9. Numbers
    Lesson 10. Adverbial sentences
    Lesson 11. Nonverbal sentences
    Lesson 12. Nonverbal clauses
    Lesson 13. Verbs
    Lesson 14. The infinitival forms
    Lesson 15. The pseudoverbal construction
    Lesson 16. The imperative and particles
    Lesson 17. The stative
    Lesson 18. The perfect
    Lesson 19. The subjunctive
    Lesson 20. The perfective and imperfective
    Lesson 21. The prospective and passive
    Lesson 22. The other forms of the suffix conjugation
    Lesson 23. The participles
    Lesson 24. The relative forms
    Lesson 25. Special uses of the relative forms
    Lesson 26. Middle Egyptian grammar
    Sign list
    Answers to the exercises

  • Author

    James P. Allen, Brown University, Rhode Island
    James P. Allen is the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University. He is a former curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and President of the International Association of Egyptologists. His previous publications include Genesis in Egypt: The Philosophy of Ancient Egyptian Creation Accounts (1989), The Heqanakht Papyri (2002), and The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (2005).

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