"Daughters of Isis" looks at the life of women in ancient Egypt. According to the author, women in Egypt had many more rights and freedoms than women living elsewhere during that time, and the author looks at this in detail. Women's lives are examined as they worked as mothers, wives, professional mourners, prostitutes, weavers, business owners, dancers, and pharoahs.
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Sprinkled throughout the book are bits of recorded "scribal advice" that has been found. Much of the advice is very basic information on how to be a good citizen or how to behave in public. Occasionally the author looks at lives of women living in contemporary Egypt and compares them with lives of women in ancient Egypt.
The review of this Book prepared by E. J. McDonald