Praise of the Scribe

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Praise of the Scribe’s Profession

Written by Cynthia Washington, Student
And
U.S., Africa and World History 201, Section 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:25-10:40
September 6, 2012

From what the reader know, and what historians know Egypt is one of the greatest civilizations to ever emerge in this world. A society ruled by divine kingship, and belief in polytheism. It was not because of what the Egyptians did but more so of what was left behind for other readers and educators to see. Considering the fact that the Egyptians established a very unique language and writing system also called hieroglyphics, the Egyptians had to establish a private society due to the fact that no other person was higher than the Scribes, who were the intellectuals of ancient Egypt. While reading a few selections from Praise of the Scribe’s Profession, the reader was highly intrigued and established that firstly, the Scribes’ profession was strictly part of the professional class, secondly, well respected amongst the Egyptian society and lastly, the Scribes recorded history.

Ancient Egyptians major accomplishment was the art of learning. Being able to read and write was a huge advancement in the world made by the Egyptians which is why the Scribes were held so high in class. Many Egyptians felt the need to actually praise the profession of the scribe which the reader found very interesting because the writer uses many persuasive and attention grasping sayings and ideas. The writer believes that the Scribe is who every person should befriend and respect because he who writes is more pleasing than anything else including ointment, clothing, and other necessities. Not only does the reader completely understand why the Ancient Egyptians held such a high standard and respect for the Scribes intellect but also realizes why now in today’s society why many educators respect the Ancient Egypt history and architectural skills.

As the reader continues on with the selections from Praise...
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