R.A. Caminos, A Tale of Woe.
110 pp; 34 x 25.5 cm; 13 pls; ISBN 0 900416 09 2; 1977; cloth. £16.00.

The Tale of Woe is the earliest known literary composition which uses as imaginary letter as a vehicle for a fictional narrative. It gives an unparalleled account of all the ills of an Egyptian rural community under misrule.

This new edition reproduces the hieratic text with transcriptions, a translation, a philological commentary, literary evaluation of the story, and full general, Egyptian, Coptic and Greek indexes.

Plate 3.

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