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This is a comprehensive anthology of some of the most prominent works of egyptian literature and for anyone who desires to read classic literature egyptian has now become to me an integral part of any study into ancient literature. This anthology offers an extensive sampling of all the major genres of ancient egyptian literature it includes all the texts from john fosters previous book echoes of egyptian voices along with selections from his love songs of the new kingdom and hymns prayers and songs an anthology of ancient egyptian lyric poetry as well as previously unpublished translations of four longer and two . I have enjoyed reading this anthology of ancient egyptian literature translated by john foster the study of ancient egyptian literature has come a long way since its early days with de rouges publication for the tale two brothers in 1852 based an ancient egyptian papyri which was acquired by elizabeth dorbiney. Title author type language date edition publication 11 ancient egyptian literature an anthology 11. Publisher fact sheet this anthology offers an extensive sampling of all the major genres of ancient egyptian literature including poetry stories hymns prayers wisdom texts an introduction to ancient egyptian literature its translation as well as brief information of the authorship date of each selection accompany fosters translations xxiii 272 p ill 24 cm egyptian