Crime and Adultery in Ancient Egypt

@article{Eyre1984CrimeAA,
  title={Crime and Adultery in Ancient Egypt},
  author={Christopher Eyre},
  journal={The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology},
  year={1984},
  volume={70},
  pages={105 - 92}
}
  • C. Eyre
  • Published 1 August 1984
  • Geography
  • The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
ONE of the most fruitful lines of enquiry into the functioning and nature of a society is the attempt to juxtapose what can be seen from specific examples of the actual working of social relations with the formal statements of the society's ideals found in its laws and moralistic literature. Of the latter Egypt has left a considerable body in the form of didactic and quasi-philosophical wisdom literature,1 but of actual Egyptian laws only a few isolated examples have been preserved from the… Expand
Private Lives and Public Censure: Adultery in Ancient Egypt and Biblical Israel
In biblical Israel, the traditional view was that adultery was a violation of the covenant between the people and their god. The fact that there is no official code of law from ancient Egypt hasExpand
Understanding early civilizations : a comparative study
This book offers the first detailed comparative study of the seven bestdocumented early civilizations: ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Shang China, the Aztecs and adjacent peoples in the Valley ofExpand
Manners and Traits of the Ancient Egyptians during the New Kingdom
The research focuses on some traits that reflect the core of the social life in ancient Egypt. The chosen sample was the New kingdom community of Deir el-Madina. It is taken as an example as it isExpand
The 'Foreignness' of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1-9: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Biblical Motif
This study is on the figure and , also commonly called the `Strange Woman' in Proverbs 1-9. It is an attempt to understand the meaning which defines her, and the origin and development of her motif.Expand
An archaeology of social relations in an Egyptian village
Postprocessual archaeology has placed great importance on individuals and social interaction, though in practice this often proves a difficult project to realize. The rich archaeological and culturalExpand
‘Back Then it Was Legal’: The Epistemological Imbalance in Readings of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Rape Legislation
The article examines the epistemological imbalance that currently exists in the area of biblical and ancient Near Eastern rape laws. The imbalance reflects a larger development in westernExpand
Virtue and Veiling: Perspectives from Ancient to Abbasid Times
VIRTUE AND VEILING: PERSPECTIVES FROM ANCIENT TO ABBASID TIMES by Khairunessa Dossani This thesis establishes a link between conceptions of female virtue and the practice of veiling by women fromExpand
Royal Executions: Evidence Bearing on the Subject of Sanctioned Killing in the Middle Kingdom
Sanctioned killing in Ancient Egypt has been a much debated theme. So far, however, the perspective on this subject matter has been too broad, static, and limited in scope. Supported by a large bodyExpand
Cultural Identity and Self-presentation in Ancient Egyptian Fictional Narratives. An Intertextual Study of Narrative Motifs from the Middle Kingdom to the Roman Period
The present dissertation is a diachronic study of cultural identity and self-presentation in ancient Egyptian fictional narratives. Cultural identity implies notions such as customs, practices,Expand
Crime and Punishment in Pharaonic Egypt
This article provides an overview of crime and punishment in ancient Egypt. Sources for crimes and punishments are mainly texts, but no criminal law code is preserved. Evidence for crimes against theExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 19 REFERENCES
For the legal context cf
  • Allam, Or. An
  • 1977
For analysis of the functions of the tribunal see Theodorides
  • RIDA
  • 1969
zs-6 = 0. Gardiner I 57· For the relevant local texts concerning subsistence and divorce see Allam
  • GM IO (I974)
  • 1963
I22. 72 8, 12; the doubt here is whether lrl s-l}mt should be translated as 'marry' or 'seduce', in which case the passage is a warning against adultery: see Pestman, op. cit. 57 n. x; Stricker
  • OMRO
  • 1958
The Glory of the Pharaohs
102 To some extent a similar argument can be put forward that a confession was required in a criminal case
    Ch. I
      Feudal Society (trans. L.A. Manyon, 1982 pb. reprint of 1962 edn
        Gerichtsbarkeit'; and cf. Parant in Le Droit egyptien ancien, 25-55, on the inapplicability of the concepts of 'guilt' and 'innocence'. 9 ' On the significance of public opinion see Theodorides
        • op. cit
        ...
        1
        2
        ...