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Greco-Egyptian InteractionsLiterature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BC–AD 300$
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Ian Rutherford

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656127

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656127.001.0001

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Interaction and Translation between Greek Literature and Egypt

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Greco-Egyptian Interactions

Ian Rutherford

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an introduction to the volume, setting out a variety of aspects of interaction between Egyptian and Greek literature in the period 700 BCE–300 CE.Section 2 surveys various types of interaction, including translation from Egyptian to Greek, mixed forms, borrowing of genres (the romance, the aretalogy, religious literature), and Greek influence on Egyptian. Section 3 looks specifically at the case of translation from Egyptian to Greece. Section 4 looks at the broader issue of Greek engagement with Egyptian culture.

Keywords:   Egypt, Greece, literature, translation, interaction, influence, biculturalism, multiculturalism, bilingualism

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