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Biographical monuments: displaying selves and lives in ancient Egypt

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This chapter surveys the genre normally referred to by Egyptologists as ‘biography’ or ‘autobiography’, comprising texts, often inscribed on stone monuments, which recount, in various forms, events in a non-royal person’s life and/or aspects of their moral character. Such biographies are attested from the third millennium bc to Roman times, making them one of the longest-lived and most characteristic textual genres known from ancient Egypt. The chapter begins by briefly summarizing issues sur...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Series:
Oxford Handbooks
Host title:
Oxford Handbook of Ancient Biography
Chapter number:
34
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2020-08-05
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9780198703013
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English
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Pubs id:
1259656
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pubs:1259656
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2022-05-15

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