Listen free for 30 days

Listen with offer

  • The Teachings of Ptahhotep

  • The Oldest Book in the World
  • By: Ptahhotep
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Regan
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
The Teachings of Ptahhotep cover art

The Teachings of Ptahhotep

By: Ptahhotep
Narrated by: Benjamin Regan
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £6.99

Buy Now for £6.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.


The Teachings of Ptahhotep (also known as the Instruction of Ptahhotep or Maxims of Ptahhotep) is a collection of ancient Egyptian wisdom and advice written by the elderly Vizier Ptahhotep around 2350 BCE.

Nominally intended as an aid to his son and heir, Ptahhotep's writings offer a fascinating glimpse into the concerns of the period, from manners, customs, and lofty concerns like virtue, to the everyday and mundane concerns of navigating relationships.

©1906 Battiscombe Gunn (P)2023 Licensing Management, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

What listeners say about The Teachings of Ptahhotep

Average customer ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.