Cleopatra and Egypt / Edition 1

Cleopatra and Egypt / Edition 1

by Sally-Ann Ashton
     
 

Celebrated as queen, politician, and lover, Cleopatra remains an object of fascination more than 2,000 years after her death. In this beautifully illustrated new study, Sally-Ann Ashton deconstructs the image of Cleopatra to uncover the complex historical figure behind the myth.

Incorporating Ashton’s findings from her own recent survey of a temple of

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Overview

Celebrated as queen, politician, and lover, Cleopatra remains an object of fascination more than 2,000 years after her death. In this beautifully illustrated new study, Sally-Ann Ashton deconstructs the image of Cleopatra to uncover the complex historical figure behind the myth.

Incorporating Ashton’s findings from her own recent survey of a temple of Cleopatra in Egypt, this book is the first to consider Cleopatra from a wholly Egyptian perspective. Drawing on literary, archaeological, and art historical evidence, Ashton paints an intimate and compelling portrait of the most famous Queen of Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113908
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Lives Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Author’s Foreword.

Aknowledgements.

1 Cleopatra - Black and beautiful?.

2 Sources.

3 King’s daughter, King’s sister, Great royal wife.

4 Ruler and regent, pharaoh.

5 Cleopatra’s capital and court.

6 Cleopatra as a Goddess.

7 Cleopatra, Mark Antony and the East.

8 Death of a queen rebirth of a goddess.

9 The legacy of Cleopatra.

Bibliography.

Index

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