The Teaching of King Amenemhat I
iw qnb.n.i mAiw in.n.i msHw
iw dair.n.i wAwAyw in.n.i mDAyw
di.n.i iry.i styw Hr Smt Tsmw
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I TRAPPED LIONS AND BROUGHT AWAY CROCODILES.
I subdued the people of Nubia, and brought away the Medjay.
I made the Asiatics do the dog walk.
Commentary to the translation. Detailed points
lions … crocodiles
King as master of wild animals
Nubia … Medjay
Southern neighbours of the Egyptians
I made the Asiatics do the dog walk
Northern neighbours of Egypt. Dogs as servants are a theme in other compositions in which a man identifies himself as dog of his master.
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