Story of Petese, Son of Petetum by Kim Ryholt
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Story of Petese, Son of Petetum
By Kim Ryholt

The Story of Petese, Son of Petetum

And Seventy Other Good and Bad Stories

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Story of Petese, Son of Petetum by Kim Ryholt

Book Description

The book presents a complete edition of the three known versions of the ancient Egyptian narrative The Story of Petese son of Petetum and Seventy Other Good and Bad Stories, copied from the 4th century BC through the 2nd century AD. The narrative, written in Demotic, employs the literary device of a main story containing a series of brief stories presented to a specific character. In the main story, a prophet commits an act of blasphemy and is punished by the gods. Through magical means the prophet learns from Osiris that he has only 40 more days to live. On the fifth day the prophet creates a number of magical beings which he sends out to find 35 "good" stories and 35 "bad" stories, one pair of stories for each remaining day of his life. These stories are then presented to the prophet. In this respect it is remarkably similar to Arabian Nights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788772895277
ISBN-10: 8772895276
Format: Hardback
(300mm x mm x mm)
Pages: 130
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: Denmark

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Author Biography - Kim Ryholt

Kim Ryholt is professor of Egyptology at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of The Political Situation in Egypt During the Second Intermediate Period C. 18001550 B. C. and Narrative Literature from the Tebtunis Temple Library, both also published by Museum Tusculanum Press.

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