Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.c.e.: Literature - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Complaints of Khakheperre-sonb (c. reign of Senwosret II, 1844–1837 B.C.E.)—This example of the pessimistic literature contrasts reality with the Egyptian ideal of justice.

The Doomed Prince (c. 1292–1075 B.C.E.—This narrative concerns a young prince who attempts to escape fate. Because the papyrus breaks off, it is not clear if he succeeds.

Horus and Seth (c. 1292–1075 B.C.E.)—In this story, two gods sue each other in a court of the gods to determine who is the rightful heir to the throne. It may be a satire of the process of succession and the political machinations of the many sons of either Ramesses II or Ramesses III.

The Immortality of Writers (c. 1292–1075 B.C.E.)—This verse description claims that writing is more important a monument to the author than...

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