OUTLINE - OUTLINE THESIS: While ancient Egypt was a...

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OUTLINE THESIS: While ancient Egypt was a strictly organized and hierarchal society based around Pharaonic power The Instructions of Ptah-hotep revealed the characteristics of a highly moral state in which wisdom, justice, truth, friendship and humility existed as the ideals to which all men, regardless of position, were to be held. I. Introduction: Ancient societies are fascinating to our minds because no matter how much we study or believe that we know, it is impossible to be absolutely accurate, there will always be holes and questions left unanswered. Perhaps the most interesting part of history is man’s relationship with his community, his god (s) and himself, resulting in a perpetual battle to perfect those relationships. We find both cultural and literary evidence of this even in the most primitive societies. The remainder of this essay will focus on the Instructions of Ptah-hotep, a text written as a moral code of conduct in early Egyptian society. B. State your thesis: While ancient Egypt was a strictly organized and hierarchal society based around Pharaonic power The Instructions of Ptah-hotep revealed the characteristics of a highly moral state in which wisdom, justice, truth, friendship and humility existed as the ideals to which all men, regardless of
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course HIST History 2A taught by Professor Linn during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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OUTLINE - OUTLINE THESIS: While ancient Egypt was a...

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