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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:56 pm    Post subject: Can you help me with a text I remember Reply with quote

It seems to be an attack on women but then it turns out to be praising mothers. I read it ages ago now can not locate it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might be referring the the Instruction of Ankhsheshonq or Onkhsheshonqy (as it is sometimes known). It is a demotic wisdom text (teaching on how to lead a good life) But it is VERY misogynistic in tone with many inferences about women's infidelity. It constrasts 'bad women' (basically all women) and 'good women' (your mother!)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is interesting but it is not what I was looking for.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still hoping for information on this
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: Can you help me with a text I remember Reply with quote

bes wrote:
It seems to be an attack on women but then it turns out to be praising mothers. ...

Have a look into ...

Miriam Lichtheim : Ancient Egyptian Literature - A Book of Readings - 3 Volumes. - Los Angeles, CA : University of California Press, 1973 - 1980.

I : The Old and Middle Kingdoms. - XXII, 245 p.
II : The New Kingdom. - XIV, 239 p.
III: The Late Periodxiv. - 228 p.

For example, from "The Instruction of Any" (Vol. II, p. 137) :
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"... Beware of a woman who is a stranger, One not known in her town; Don't stare at her when she goes by, Do not know her carnally.
A deep water whose course is unknown, Such is a woman away from her husband, "I am pretty," she tells you daily, When she has no witnesses; She is ready to ensnare you, A grea,t deadly crime when it is heard. ..."

Greetings, Lutz.
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