Ancient Egyptian Literature – Instruction of Ptah Hotep

Ancient Egyptian Literature – Instruction of Ptah Hotep

Instruction of Ptahhotep is an ancient literary work attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 2414-2375 BC). It is a collection of maxims and advice in the saba’yat (teaching) genre on human relations, that are directed to his son.



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