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Examples of semantic parallels

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This section presents some examples of semantic parallels relevant to the analysis of demotic proverbs and Greek proverbs. The body of the ancient Egyptian and ancient Greek proverbial material that is found in proverb collections is examined, in an attempt to offer an insight into the mechanics of proverb production in the literature of these two major Mediterranean cultures. A thorough comparative analysis of the linguistic structure of these proverbs is provided to reveal the way in which ancient Egyptian and Greek authors reacted to the challenge of conveying their elaborate observations on general human matters in the form of short wisdom sayings.

Keywords: Egyptian proverbial material; Greek proverbial material; linguistic structure; semantic parallels



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