Figurative Expressions in Ancient Egyptian Literature Event as iCalendar

(Classics and Ancient History, School of Humanities)

21 February 2019


Venue: Room 201, Humanities Building (206-201)

Dr Shi-Wei Hsu | Nankai University

Extensive studies on the structural and linguistic nature of ancient Egyptian poetry and prose narrative have expanded our knowledge of the then contemporary techniques of literature. This is partly a result of the study of Egyptian metrics in lyric poetry as well as poetical eulogies. One aspect needing further study is that of "figurative expressions," many of which can be found in any elevated piece of Egyptian literature. Their use changed over time, of course, and each phase of Egyptian history had its particular orientation with regard to types of poetical discourse and overt styles in prose writing.