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Illuminating Osiris
Studies in Honor of Mark Smith

Edited by Richard Jasnow and Ghislaine Widmer

Illuminating Osiris
Hardback, 496 pages £90.00
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781937040741
Format: 279mm x 216mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Egyptology, Lockwood Press, Philosophy and Religion
Series: Material and Visual Culture of Ancient Egypt

Illuminating Osiris contains twenty-seven articles by students, friends, and colleagues in honour of Mark Smith, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford. Professor Smith is especially renowned as a Demoticist and specialist in Ancient Egyptian religion. His numerous Demotic text editions and translations of Egyptian funerary and religious compositions have been enormously influential in the field. The contributions in this volume naturally reflect his particular interests in the religion and literature of Graeco-Roman period Egypt, dealing with cult, rituals, astronomy, and divination, among other subjects. The book includes many editions or reeditions of texts written in Demotic, Hieratic, and Ptolemaic Hieroglyphs.

It is profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, and supplied with detailed indexes.


Egyptological Bibliography of Mark Smith

BETSY M. BRYAN (Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University, US) Art-Making in Texts and Contexts

MARIA CANNATA (Lecturer in Egyptology at NENU IHAC Changchun, China)Titbits from Tatters: Bodl. MS. Egypt. d. 19(P)

MICHEL CHAUVEAU(Director of Studies, EPHE Sorbonne, France) L'Agneaurevisité ou la révélation d'un crime de guerre ignoré

MARK DEPAUW(Research Professor and Head of Ancient History, University of Leuven, Belgium) A New Date for the "Amarna" Temple Plan in el-Sheikh Said Based on Some Newly Read Inscriptions

DIDIER DEVAUCHELLE (Professor of History, Language and Archeology of Ancient Egypt, University of Lille) and GHISLAINE WIDMER (University of Lille) Une transcription en démotique de deux formules du Rituel des offrandes (O. dém. DelM 2-1)

FRANÇOIS GAUDARD (University of Chicago) On the "Immortality" of the God Seth

FRANÇOIS RENÉ HERBIN (Director of Research CNRS, Paris)La stèle Caire JE 72300

FRIEDHELM HOFFMANN ( Professor, Institute of Egyptology and Coptology, LMU, Munich)Astronomische und astrologische Kleinigkeiten VII: Die Inschrift zu Tages- und Nachtlängen aus Tanis

RICHARD JASNOW (Professor of Egyptology, Johns Hopkins University)and KARL-THEODOR ZAUZICH (Chair of Egyptology, University of Wurzburg) Another Praise of the Goddess Ait (O. Sommerhausen 1)

JANET H. JOHNSON (Distinguished Service Professor of Egyptology, University of Chicago)Compound Nouns, Especially Abstracts, in Demotic

MPAY KEMBOLY(Faculté de Philosophie Saint Pierre Canisius, Kimwenza, Congo) Grappling with the Notion of Evil in Ancient Egypt

HOLGER KOCKELMANN(Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany) Sunshine for the Dead: On the Role and Representation of Light in the Vignette of Book of the Dead Spell 154 and Other Funerary Sources from Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman Egypt

ANDREA KUCHAREK (Ägyptologisches Institut Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg) A Hieratic Tablet from TT 196 Reexamined

NIKOLAOS LAZARIDIS (Professor of History, California State University) Hyperbole in Demotic Wisdom

CHRISTIAN LEITZ (Professor and Director of the Department of Egyptology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)  Das Menu-Lied: Eine Anleitung zum Bierbrauen für Hathor in 18 Schritten

ALEXANDRA von LIEVEN (Professor, Freie Universität Berlin)Of Choachytes and Saints: Demotic Documentary Texts as Sources for Religious Practices

CARY J. MARTIN (UCL Institute of Archaeology)  A Third-Century Demotic Land Lease (P. BM EA 10858)

MARTINA MINAS-NERPEL (Professor of Egyptology, Swansea University)Offering the ij.t-Knifeto Haroeris in the Temple of Isis at Shanhdur

LUIGI PRADA (Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology, Insititute of Oriental Studies, Oxford and Theodor Heuss Research Fellow, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg) Divining Grammar and Defining Foes: Linguistic Patterns of Demotic Divinatory Handbooks (with Special Reference to P. Cairo CG 50138-41) and a Note on the Euphemistic Use of xft "Enemy"

JOACHIM FRIEDRICH QUACK (Professor and Director of Institute of Egyptology, Heidelberg University)Eine weise Stimme der Autorität (Papyrus Amherst Eg. XLIII.1 rt.): Mit Anhängen über Abrechnungen (Papyrus Amherst Eg. XLIII.1 vs. und XLIII.2)

ROBERT K. RITNER (Professor of Egyptology, University of Chicago)Pantheistic Figures in Ancient Egypt

KIM RYHOLT (Professor of Egyptology, University of Copenhagen)An Egyptian Narrative from Karanis (P. Mich. inv. 5641a)

R. S. SIMPSON (Research Fellow and Faculty Tutor, Insititute of Oriental Studies, Oxford) Retrograde Writing in Ancient Egyptian Inscriptions

MARTIN ANDREAS STADLER (Professor, Angient Egyptian, University of Wurzburg) Thot und der Skarabäus (Papyrus Wien D 6318)

GÜNTER VITTMANN (Professor, Angient Egyptian, University of Wurzburg) Grain for Seth and His Divine Companions in Dakhleh (Ostracon Mut 21/4)

SVEN P. VLEEMING (Professor of Egyptology, University of Trier, Germany) A Priestly Letter of Recommendation (P. CtYBR inv. 4628)

ALEKSANDRA WARDA (DPhil, Oxford) Statue of Strategos Tryphon from Dendera (SEG LVIII 1823)



Subject Index, Index of Names, Index of Sources, Index of Selected Egyptian Words in Transliteration Discussed,Plates

RICHARD JASNOW is Professor of Egyptology at Johns Hopkins University. He has authored A Late Period Hieratic Wisdom Text (P. Brooklyn 47.218.135) (The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1992) and The Ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth(Harrassowitz, 2005; with Karl-Theodor Zauzich). Jasnow's research focuses on Demotic texts of the Graeco-Roman period.

GHISLAINE WIDMER is Maître de conférences in Egyptology at the University of Lille. She is the author of Résurrection d'Osiris - Naissance d'Horus. Les papyrus Berlin P. 6750 et Berlin P. 8765 (Berlin, 2015). Her research focuses on Demotic script and religious texts of the Graeco-Roman period.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 496 pages
 279mm x 216mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002030, REL114000
 Lockwood Press


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