Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt Lionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt He describes the structure of Egyptian society the levels from peasant to pharaoh the nature of the family and the ro

  • Title: Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt
  • Author: Lionel Casson
  • ISBN: 9780801866012
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt He describes the structure of Egyptian society the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinLionel Casson offers a comprehensive introduction to the people of ancient Egypt He describes the structure of Egyptian society the levels from peasant to pharaoh, the nature of the family, and the role of women He reviews the professions, from the lowliest scribes to the architects and engineers who built the pyramids, and examines the work of sculptors, painters, cabinetmakers, jewelers, and smiths whose hands turned out the sculptures, murals, and objects of beauty that are so prized today He deals with that key factor in Egyptian life, religion the nature of the gods the powerful role played by belief in the afterlife and the career of one pharaoh, Akhenaten, who attempted to put heretical views into practice.Originally published in 1975 as The Horizon Book of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, this revised edition includes a new chapter as well as full documentation of the sources.

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    1. This book was very detailed while being a quick read. It was heavily laced with stories from Herodotus though, which is why I did not give 5 stars. Herodotus, while being known as "the father of history," is widely known an an person who liked to embellish his stories.

    2. Brilliant, short little guide to professions, diet, religion and social order in ancient Egypt. Skins over the Ptolemy dynasty but main focus is the New Kingdom. Not an in-depth guide, but well written and enjoyable.

    3. I really enjoyed this book. It was a good summary history of Egypt and it seems like a very good introduction to Ancient Egypt. Casson covers The Early, Middle and Late Kingdom in enough detail to give you a picture of Egyptian History, but not too much to overwhelm.

    4. This is a quick, easy read that gives a general overview of Egyptian life. However, in the words of my Archaeology professor, "It ismplified," meaning that a lot of the information is not necessarily the most accurate.

    5. It's amazing how much we know of this ancient civilization's "daily life." We know next to nothing about daily life in so many other ancient civilizations, but in this book we get a window on what life was life (mostly for the rich and famous, I'll grant you) for an ancient people.

    6. The research continues and who better to guide me than Lionel Casson whose books on Rome and Ancient Travel were fascinating, accessible, and informative?

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