Ptahhotep: The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt
Ptahhotep was a Vizier during the Old Kingdom; more precisely, he held office in the reign of the
Fifth Dynasty king Djedkare Isesi ( ca. 2414-2375 ).
thought to be first recorded author. His Maxims are considered the first manual of good manners; he
thus can be seen as the first person to have propagated the importance of 'etiquette.'
seems obvious that a website related to books of the Egyptological field borrow the name of the
world most famous author... or at least, the one that should be the best known.
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from novels to serious scholarly works.
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