The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant


The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant
   A literary tale from the Middle Kingdom that describes the pleadings of the peasant Khunanup for justice at the hands of the Egyptian bureaucracy. His complaints were so eloquently worded that his case was prolonged by officials so they could hear his words until its eventual successful conclusion.
   See also Literature.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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