Item description for A Ptolemaic Lexikon: A Lexicographical Study of the Ptolemaic Texts in the Temple of Edfu (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta) by P. Wilson...
The texts discussed in this volume were inscribed on the walls of the Temple of Edfu in Upper Egypt in the Ptolemaic period. This lexikon studies more than 4,000 words, examining the etymology of each word, the history of its usage and the context and changing meanings of the words. A unique and highly useful tool, the first of its kind in English, studying the individual words and their context, use and composition.
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25" Weight: 4.3 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2000
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9068319337 ISBN13 9789068319330
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Monumental Mar 21, 2002
Scholars will revel in this truly exhaustive lexikon of Ptolemaic language drawn (mostly) from the expansive walls of the Temple of Horus at Edfu in Upper Egypt. Though there are a few mistakes which are inevitable in a work of such complexity and magnitude, Wilson's work is unquestionably a life's achievement, and her research(as well as her attention to detail) is beyond compare. The intricacies of Ptolemaic Egyptian language can be brain-addling and convoluted, but Wilson does a careful job cross-referencing in a way that will facilitate use of this book by any number of serious scholars. Priceless...and best of all it really can serve as a fine doorstop when your nose isn't buried in its pages. Bravo, Penelope.