Interaction and Translation between Greek Literature and Egypt
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.
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