Legends of the Gods The Egyptian Texts, edited...

Cover

Book Details

Author  E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher  Hard Press
Publication Date   November 3, 2006
ISBN  1406936499
Pages  132

Buy this book

Description

The Egyptian texts, whether the originals be written in hieroglyphic or hieratic characters, are here printed in hieroglyphic type, and are arranged with English translations, page for page. They are printed as they are written in the original documents, i.e., the words are not divided. The beginner will find the practice of dividing the words for himself most useful in acquiring facility of reading and understanding the language. The translations are as literal as can reasonably be expected, and, as a whole, I believe that they mean what the original writers intended to say. In the case of passages where the text is corrupt, and readings are mixed, or where very rare words occur, or where words are omitted, the renderings given claim to be nothing more than suggestions as to their meanings.

Customer Reviews

Blacklist