Mini Episode: All Is Full of Love (The Embrace)

Three Poems of Love from 18th Dynasty Egypt.


Around 1400 BCE, scribes and composers put together delightful works exploring themes of love, longing, lust and courtship. They told tales from both male and female perspectives, describing the emotions and sensations of their desires and affections. In this mini episode, we explore three short poems.


Translations by John L. Foster, Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology (Amazon)


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