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What is your opinion on wisdom literature?

 
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tnrees
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: What is your opinion on wisdom literature? Reply with quote

What is the wisest or stupidest piece of wisdom literature you have come across?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think one of the best that has come down to us, and there are quite a few, is "The Instructions of Ptah-Hotep".
The very age (they come from the 5th Dynasty) shows what a memoriable piece of wisdom they were to the AE.
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