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AMARAL, Camila, FACURI, Cintia Prates. Teachings in the Ancient Egyptian Literature: An
Anthropological View. pp. 100-111

Revista dos alunos de Graduação da Área de Estudos Linguísticos e Literários

em Inglês – FFLCH/USP
ISSN: 1980-2862


(5) Thus bloodshed occurred while I was without you; before the courtiers had

heard I would hand over to you; before I had sat with you so as to advise you.

For I

had not prepared for it, had not foreseen the failing of the servants.

Had women ever marshaled troops?

Are rebels nurtured in the palace?

Does one release water that destroys the soil

And deprives people of their crops?

No harm had come to me since my birth,

No one equaled me as a doer of deeds.

(10) I journeyed to Yebu, I returned to the Delta,

Having stood on the land's borders I observed its interior.

I reached the borders of „the strongholds‟

By my strength and my feats.

I was grain-maker, beloved of Nepri,

Hapy honored me on every field.

None hungered in my years,

None (III, I) thirsted in them,

One sat because I acted and spoke of me,

I had assigned everything to its place.

I subdued lions, I captured crocodiles,

I repressed those of Wawat,

I captured the Medjai,

I made the Asiatics do the dog walk.

I built myself a house decked with gold,

Its ceiling of lapis lazuli,

Walls of silver, floors of [acacia wood],

(5) Doors of copper, bolts of bronze,

Made for eternity, prepared for all time,

I know because I am its lord.

Behold, much hatred is in the streets,

The wise says "yes," the fool says "no,"

For no one knows it „without your presence‟,

Sesostris my son!

As my feet depart, you are in my heart,

My eyes behold you, child of a happy hour

„Before the people as they hail you‟.

I have made the past and arranged the future,

I gave you the contents of my heart.

You (10) wear the white crown of a god's son,

The seal is in its place, assigned you by me,

Jubilation is in the bark of Re,

Kingship is again what it was in the past!


Raise your monuments, establish your strongholds,


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