Kemet Klub

NA-The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant: Hieroglyphs reading class


Maiken Mosleth King
8 weeks. 2 August- 20 September

The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant: Hieroglyphs reading class

Dates: 2nd August-20th September

Live lectures Tuesday evenings 7.30-9pm UK times*. Recordings available for catch up or to watch at a time to suit you.


Do you have a basic understanding of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and want to build on your existing knowledge? Join us this summer and autumn as we read excerpts from the Middle Kingdom ‘Tale of the Eloquent Peasant’, exploring the world of ancient Egyptian ethics, law and justice. The course provides an opportunity to revise grammatical knowledge and learn new vocabulary, and the sessions will consist of reading the text and discussing its wider meaning. All relevant study materials will be provided.

Our hieroglyphs reading classes are a friendly and supportive way to build confidence with your reading. The course is suitable for students who understand how hieroglyphs work and can recognise a few words and phrases that would like to develop their reading skills further,  as well as more experienced readers who would like to deepen their knowledge, vocabulary and grammatical understanding by reading more widely.

Lectures are supported with a range of materials such as Maiken’s Grammar Notebook and links to online resources.  Opportunities to practice between sessions with homework exercises are a useful way to consolidate learning. The live sessions are interactive and students can ask Maiken questions that arise as we go along. If you find it easier to watch via the recorded sessions, questions can be sent in to be answered the following week.  Recorded session give you the opportunity to catch up on any missed lessons or watch at a time to suit you. 

Join us for 8 weeks as we explore one man’s battle against the bureaucracy of the time searching for truth and fairness and improve your hieroglyphs whilst reading the petitions of a wronged peasant who gives us an interesting insight into what he sees is wrong with his world. 

*Please note, the session on 13th September starts 15 minutes later so that students who wish to attend the lecture with the Egypt Society of Bristol (our sister group) can do so. 



Maiken Mosleth King

Maiken Mosleth King is a doctoral candidate in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol, researching funerary stelae and identity in Roman Egypt. She has previously completed a BA and MA in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. She has published academic articles in Gottinger Miszellen and the Journal of History and Cultures, as well as contributing to the catalogue of the exhibition ‘Emotions in Antiquity and Ancient Egypt’ at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway. Her linguistic skills are broad and include Coptic, Classical Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Phoenician, classical Arabic and hieroglyphs, which she has taught for a number of years. She also works as a Postgraduate Teaching Assisstant at the University of Bristol, lecturing in Greek, Roman and Persian history.   

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