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The Reception of Demotic Narrative

John Tait

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses aspects of Demotic Egyptian prose narratives of the Greek and Roman periods, viewed against the background of the growing significance of reception theory in the study of ... More


Normality and Distinctiveness in the Epigraphy of Greek and Roman Egypt

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Although most of the evidence for the history of Ptolemaic Egypt comes from texts on papyrus, Egypt has also produced a large number of inscriptions on stone, the type of document that makes up most ... More


Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Reconstruction of the actual life of the ancient Egyptian female entrepreneur Tsenhor daughter of Nesmin (6th-5th century BCE). Her papers—papyri written in Demotic—are now kept in museums in London, ... More


“Absurd Connections,” or Cosmopolitan Conviviality in The Map of Sex and Love

Kenneth Chan

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deliberates on Evans Chan’s critical vision in The Map of Sex and Love’s absurd connections while at the same time refracting theoretically through Paul Gilroy’s conception of “demotic ... More


Mariette’s Monopoly

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Talented individuals continued to make major contributions to Egyptology. Even in Britain, where public support was almost non-existent, the attorney Charles Wycliffe Goodwin became a leading scholar ... More


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Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Description of Tsenhor’s family, the archive she left behind, and her social background, also focusing on her profession, viz. that of being a choachyte, a funerary priest bringing libations to the ... More


Earth and Water: Nesmin, 556 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In 556 BCE Tsenhor’s father Nesmin received a sizable portion of land in exchange for his work as a choachyte, which is the technical term for a mortuary priest bringing libations to the dead. His ... More


Love and Death: Psenese, Tsenhor, Ruru, and Peteamunhotep, 530–517 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Somewhere between 530 and 526 BCE Tsenhor’s second-husband-to-be, Psenese, received his share of the parental inheritance, which probably means that he was to start his own household. Excursus on the ... More


Slave: Tsenhor, 517 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In 517 BCE Tsenhor bought a male slave, probably a young boy. The purchase included a transfer of the original title deed to the new owner and a contract to the name of Tsenhor herself. Remarkably, ... More


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