Year: 1975 Source: Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha, v.38, no.2, (April 1975), p.60-64,75 SIEC No: 19840001

Discusses ancient Egyptian attitudes toward death & suicide using evidence from history, literature & artifacts. Egyptians in the 2nd millennium B.C. did not appear to view suicide as a violation of religious or legal codes. Attitudes toward suicide may have been tempered by a certain desirability for the tranquility of death. Literary references suggest there were arguments on both sides of the issue of continuing to live or to die in times of overwhelming discomfort & disorder. (38 refs.)