Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt
2nd revised and expanded ed
By (author) Lionel Casson
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Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt by Lionel Casson
Book DescriptionLionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt. He describes the structure of Egyptian society-the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women. He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewelers, and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals, and objects of beauty that are so prized today. He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion: the nature of the gods; the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife; and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice. Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801866012
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 25-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Libraries in the Ancient World, Paperback (August 2002)
The story of Ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Lionel Casson explores the royal libraries of the Ancient Near East, the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, and the first Christian monastic libraries.
Travel in the Ancient World, Paperback (February 1994)
Rich in anecdote and colorful detail, it now returns to print in paperback with a new preface by the author.
Ancient Mariners, Paperback (August 1991)» View all books by Lionel Casson
Includes the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the Roman Empire. This title explains how they perfected trading vessels from mere rowboats into huge freighters that could carry over a thousand tons and how they transformed warships from simple oared transports into complex rowing machines.
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Author Biography - Lionel Casson
Lionel Casson is a professor emeritus of classics at New York University and has written many books about life in the ancient world, including Travel in the Ancient World, Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, and Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World, all available from Johns Hopkins.
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