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Naga-Ed-Deir To Thebes To Abydos: The Rise And Spread Of The “Couple Standing Before Offerings” Pose On Fip And Mk Offering Stelae, Jacqueline Jay Dec 2009

Naga-Ed-Deir To Thebes To Abydos: The Rise And Spread Of The “Couple Standing Before Offerings” Pose On Fip And Mk Offering Stelae, Jacqueline Jay

Jacqueline E. Jay

The “couple standing before offerings” pose first appeared at Naga-ed-Deir in the First Intermediate Period and gradually rose in popularity at that site. Its appearance at Thebes in the late Eleventh Dynasty coincided with reunification; similarly, it first occurred at Abydos at the beginning of the Twelfth Dynasty, as Amenemhet I was consolidating his control of the north. As the Twelfth Dynasty progressed, however, stelae production became more and more standardized, and the pose ultimately dropped out of use. Thus, as this paper will show, tracing the rise and spread of the “couple standing before offerings” pose enables us to ...


Parallelism In The Correspondence Between Senwosret I And Sinuhe, Jacqueline Jay Dec 2009

Parallelism In The Correspondence Between Senwosret I And Sinuhe, Jacqueline Jay

Jacqueline E. Jay

Poetic parallelism (the repetition of grammatical, semantic, and/or phonetic elements) is prevalent throughout the Tale of Sinuhe, occurring both in the tale’s narrative and in its non-narrative sections, including the exchange of letters between Senwosret I and Sinuhe. This paper analyzes the parallelism in these letters, exploring the rhetorical impact produced by the inclusion of parallel elements and suggesting ways in which an awareness of the poetic structure of the letters increases our understanding of specific passages and of the tale as a whole.


The Narrative Structure Of Ancient Egyptian Tales: From Sinuhe To Setna, Jacqueline Jay Dec 2007

The Narrative Structure Of Ancient Egyptian Tales: From Sinuhe To Setna, Jacqueline Jay

Jacqueline E. Jay

Among the vast number of texts to have survived from ancient Egypt, the corpus of literary tales forms one of the most well-known and extensively studied groups. Thus far, however, analyses of the tales have focused on individual texts and language phases without examining the relationship between tales of different phases. My dissertation addresses this gap, examining how changes in grammar from phase to phase affected how a tale was told. This project focuses on three phases of the ancient Egyptian language: Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, and Demotic. Chapter 1 surveys prior scholarship and outlines the methodology of the project ...


Religious Literature Of Late Period And Greco-Roman Egypt, Jacqueline Jay Dec 2006

Religious Literature Of Late Period And Greco-Roman Egypt, Jacqueline Jay

Jacqueline E. Jay

Although Egypt was ruled by foreigners during most of the Late and Greco-Roman periods, native religious traditions remained strong and the period witnessed the production of a wide variety of religious texts written in the Egyptian language. This article presents many of the major religious texts of Egypt's Late and Greco-Roman periods and comments on the trends of continuity and change that they suggest. It is divided into three sections. The first discusses texts written on temple walls or on papyri stored in temple scriptoria which speak to the ritual and theological activities of the priesthood. The second examines ...


Syntactic And Lexico-Semantic Aspects Of The Legal Register In Ramesside Royal Decrees, Jacqueline E. Jay Dec 2006

Syntactic And Lexico-Semantic Aspects Of The Legal Register In Ramesside Royal Decrees, Jacqueline E. Jay

Jacqueline E. Jay

Book Review This book is the fifth in the GOFIV series to examine how hieroglyphic "determinatives" (or "script classifiers") reflect the way the ancient Egyptians classified and categorized the elements of their world. The bulk of the book is a section-by-section transliteration, translation, and analysis of the Ramesside royal decrees, divided into four generic subsets


Syntactic And Lexico-Semantic Aspects Of The Legal Register In Ramesside Royal Decrees, Jacqueline E. Jay Dec 2006

Syntactic And Lexico-Semantic Aspects Of The Legal Register In Ramesside Royal Decrees, Jacqueline E. Jay

Jacqueline E. Jay

This book is the fifth in the GOFIV series to examine how hieroglyphic "determinatives" (or "script classifiers") reflect the way the ancient Egyptians classified and categorized the elements of their world.