Brown University shieldBrown University

Life on the Nile: Ancient Egypt beyond the Pharaohs

EGYT 1465 S01 [CRN: 26169]

The history of ancient Egypt is marked by the names of their great pharaohs and monumental buildings. But what about ordinary people who made up the majority of this fascinating culture, yet are not well represented in historical narratives? This course will explore what we know about the daily life of non-royal Egyptians by looking at the primary texts (in translation), art, and material culture of ancient Egypt. We will look at various categories of population, such as children, craftsmen, women, soldiers; and discuss such issues and topics as households, growing up, family, education, love, clothing, medicine, magic, and leisure.
Spring 2020
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13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2020 to May 15, 2020
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