Literature Love Lyrics of Ancient Egypt

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Love Lyrics of Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt is often thought of as a gloomy society obsessed with death. But a collection of papyri, dating to the latter half of the New Kingdom (ca. 1305-1080 B.C.), presents us with delicate love lyrics that dispel any such illusion. These vibrant love poems, purported to be by boys and girls perhaps as young as thirteen or fourteen years of age, are remarkable for their innocent sensuousness. Combining her notable skills as a translator and a poet, Barbara Fowler provides the first accurate translation of these love lyrics into modern English-language poetry. Her renderings are both elegant and correct. They preserve the charm of a long-lost civilization, while making it possible for readers to appreciate one aspect of that culture in our time and through our language.

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"There is a charming, sweet sensuousness about these poems translated from papyri of the New Kingdom (1305-1080 B.C.). Translator Fowler has, in general, made these ancient works accessible without burdening them with notes. . . . The innocent sexuality of these poems is a sheer delight."-- Booklist

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Barbara Hughes Fowler, a well-known classicist, translator, and poet, is author of The Seeds Inside a Green Pepper, a volume of original poems, Hellenistic Poetry and Archaic Greek Poetry, both works of translation, and The Hellenistic Aesthetic, a critical work. She is John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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