Description: King Sethy I (also transcribed as Seti, Sethi and Sethos) ruled for around a decade in the early thirteenth century BC. His lifetime coincided with a crucial point in Egyptian history, following the ill-starred religious revolution of Akhenaten, and heralding the last phase of Egyptís imperial splendor. As the second scion of a wholly new royal family, his reign did much to set the agenda for the coming decades, both at home and abroad. Sethy was also a great builder, apparently with exquisite artistic taste, to judge from the unique quality of the decoration of his celebrated monuments at Abydos and Thebes. This richly illustrated book tells the story of Sethy's career and monuments, not only in ancient times, but in modern history, and the impact of his legacy on todayís understanding and appreciation of ancient Egypt.
Subjects: Ancient Near East, Egyptian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Archaeology
Review by Nicky Nielsen
Citation: Nicky Nielsen, review of Aidan Dodson, Sethy I, King of Egypt: His Life and Afterlife, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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