Ancient Voices: The Literature of Ancient Egypt

EGYT 1100 S01 [CRN: 26331]

In 1800 BCE, the ancient Egyptian writer Khakheperreseneb declared that he could not write anything new because everything had already been said. By then, ancient Egypt had already established a complex body of literature that continued to develop over the next several millennia. This course examines literary, religious, historical, and philosophical writings from ancient Egypt, ranging in date from 2400 to 250 BCE, in order to investigate how those texts can enrich our understanding of Egyptian culture and how they relate to broader literary traditions from the ancient world. Selected texts include adventure tales, love poetry, myths, and autobiographies. No prerequisites.
Term
Spring 2020
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
30
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
14:30 - 15:50 Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2020 to May 15, 2020
Exam Group Code
11