Go to the Egyptian Dreams shop
Egyptian Dreams
Ancient Egypt Discussion Board
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

What are you currently reading?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 50, 51, 52  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Egyptian Dreams Forum Index -> Books
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ajaya
Citizen
Citizen


Joined: 10 Feb 2004
Posts: 51
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmt_sesh wrote:
My, I just use Faulkner's dictionary for a reference. You must be hard core. Don't tell anyone how it ends! Laughing


The butler did it....OOOPS!! Laughing

It is only a reference for me also but because I'm currently studying Middle Egyptian with an online course its never far from myside!!!




Jay
_________________
http://www.atenistdesign.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
kmt_sesh
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean. I always keep my Faulkner handy. I just wish the dictionary wasn't quite so...concise.

Damn butlers--they always do it! Very Happy
_________________


Visit my blog!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ImageOfAten
Priest
Priest


Joined: 23 Aug 2005
Posts: 604
Location: Horizon of the Aten

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is back to Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt by William J. Murnane for me! This time around I will be taking notes too.
_________________
"You made heaven far away just to rise in it, to see all you make, Being unique and risen in your aspects of being as 'living Aten' manifest, shining, far yet near".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmt_sesh
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm once again reading Aldred's Akhenaten: King of Egypt. I need to brush up on my Amarna lore, so then I'll probably read Redford's Akhenaten: the Heretic King.

I also tend to take note while I'm reading. Much of the time, anyway. I really don't like doing that, though, because then I get too concerned over what I should note and it takes away from simply enjoying the book. I can't seem to find a happy medium. Mad
_________________


Visit my blog!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ImageOfAten
Priest
Priest


Joined: 23 Aug 2005
Posts: 604
Location: Horizon of the Aten

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I really don't like doing that, though, because then I get too concerned over what I should note and it takes away from simply enjoying the book


That's why I usually wait until my second or third read-through to do it Smile
_________________
"You made heaven far away just to rise in it, to see all you make, Being unique and risen in your aspects of being as 'living Aten' manifest, shining, far yet near".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmt_sesh
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
That's why I usually wait until my second or third read-through to do it


I can't wait that long, so please forward all you're notes to me so I don't have to take any. Razz
_________________


Visit my blog!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
anneke
Queen of Egypt
Queen of Egypt


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 9305

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL I turn my notes into websites Laughing

I find that summarizing the material in some way or another helps me actually analyze what's going on.

I really should reread Aldred's Akhenaten. That's such a classic.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ImageOfAten
Priest
Priest


Joined: 23 Aug 2005
Posts: 604
Location: Horizon of the Aten

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I can't wait that long, so please forward all you're notes to me so I don't have to take any.


Sorry but they are all handwritten, besides my handwriting is kind of sloppy. Smile Come to think of it my typinmg is not that great at the moment either because my daughter is hanging all over my arms

Quote:
I find that summarizing the material in some way or another helps me actually analyze what's going on.


I find it easier to remember things once I write them down.

Quote:
I really should reread Aldred's Akhenaten. That's such a classic.


I would encourage you to do so! It is my absolute favorite!
_________________
"You made heaven far away just to rise in it, to see all you make, Being unique and risen in your aspects of being as 'living Aten' manifest, shining, far yet near".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmt_sesh
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
Quote:
LOL I turn my notes into websites


You're right, you do. Very Happy And very helpful to the rest of us it is.

Why am I talking like Yoda all of a sudden?

Sorry I am.

ImageOfAten wrote:
Quote:
Come to think of it my typinmg is not that great at the moment either because my daughter is hanging all over my arms


LOL I can see that. It must make typing quite the challenge.

But I wouldn't worry too much about your handwriting. My boss's writing is nearly the worst I've ever seen...second only to a rather wealthy client of ours whose handwriting is shocklingly awful (I guess you can get away with it if you're rich).
_________________


Visit my blog!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ImageOfAten
Priest
Priest


Joined: 23 Aug 2005
Posts: 604
Location: Horizon of the Aten

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Come to think of it my typinmg is not that great at the moment either because my daughter is hanging all over my arms


Haha. I didn't even notice that until you kindly pointed it out!

Anyway just out of curiousity and no real reason I was wondering if anyone else here has ever read the Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt book.
_________________
"You made heaven far away just to rise in it, to see all you make, Being unique and risen in your aspects of being as 'living Aten' manifest, shining, far yet near".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anneke
Queen of Egypt
Queen of Egypt


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 9305

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I was wondering if anyone else here has ever read the Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt book.


Yes, I have. Several times Very Happy It's a great resource.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmt_sesh
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Anyway just out of curiousity and no real reason I was wondering if anyone else here has ever read the Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt book.


I have not read this one but it sounds interesting. Here's the Amazon link for it, which I'm going to hold onto for consideration. What do you like about the book, ImageOfAten (or anneke or anyone else who cares to sell me on it)? Smile
_________________


Visit my blog!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
anneke
Queen of Egypt
Queen of Egypt


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 9305

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the fact that it's a carefully translated collection of texts from one time period. It's quite a diverse collection of resources.

Chapter 1: Prelude to the Amarna Age

Chapter 2: The reign of Amenhotep IV
Part I Royal documents
Part II Private documents

Chapter 3: The reign of Akhenaten Official Inscriptions and Miscellaneous Royal Records

Chapter 4: The reign of Akhenaten : Private monuments

Chapter 5: The aftermath of Akhenaten's Heresy
I King Neferneferuaten
II King Smenkhare
III King Tutankhamen
IV Reign of Ay
V Reign of Horemheb
VI The Amarna age in Later Records.

It's a bit in the tradition of Breasted. I also like the fact that these are the texts, but that Murnane doesn't try to put any spin or interpretation on them.

The index in the back is also quite nice, so that it's easy to find references if you are looking for someone or something.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmt_sesh
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 7099
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for that summary, anneke. I had been thinking maybe it was a book just on the Amarna Letters, which would certainly be interesting, but your description of it sells me. I'm glad I saved the link to the Amazon page. Very Happy
_________________


Visit my blog!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ImageOfAten
Priest
Priest


Joined: 23 Aug 2005
Posts: 604
Location: Horizon of the Aten

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason I bought it was so I could have a collection of the known texts from the Amarna period. I was actually violently-happy the day it arrived. I never went to sleep that night. I just read until the sun came up!
_________________
"You made heaven far away just to rise in it, to see all you make, Being unique and risen in your aspects of being as 'living Aten' manifest, shining, far yet near".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Egyptian Dreams Forum Index -> Books All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 50, 51, 52  Next
Page 2 of 52

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group