The Petese Stories II Kim Ryholt

ISBN: 9788763504041

Published: December 31st 2005

Hardcover

210 pages


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The Petese Stories II  by  Kim Ryholt

The Petese Stories II by Kim Ryholt
December 31st 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 210 pages | ISBN: 9788763504041 | 10.38 Mb

This volume six of the Carlsberg Papyri series contains the edition of a new manuscript with Petese Stories from the Tebtunis temple library, dating to the period around 100 AD. The Petese Stories is a compilation of seventy stories about the virtuesMoreThis volume six of the Carlsberg Papyri series contains the edition of a new manuscript with Petese Stories from the Tebtunis temple library, dating to the period around 100 AD.

The Petese Stories is a compilation of seventy stories about the virtues and vices of women. The numerous stories were compiled on the orders of the prophet Petese of Heliopolis that they may serve as a literary testament by which he would be remembered.

Petese was, according to literary tradition, Platos Egyptian instructor in astrology. The composition seems to have been modeled on the fundamental Myth of the Suns Eye. The overall structural pattern of the text is very similar to the Arabian Nights- a frame story forms the introduction as well as the fabric into which the long series of shorter tales are woven. Among the stories preserved in the new manuscript one is particularly remarkable in that it is known from a translation by Herodotus, the so-called Pheros Story.



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