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Cleopatra
     

Cleopatra

by Ernle Bradford
 

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Had Julius Caesar not been murdered, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, might well have become the empress of Rome and all the Mediterranean world, living to see it ruled by a Julian -- Ptolemaic dynasty.

The 'Queen of the Nile' was only seventeen when she ascended the throne of Egypt in 51BC. This ambitious young woman -- married to her younger brother and co-ruler

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Had Julius Caesar not been murdered, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, might well have become the empress of Rome and all the Mediterranean world, living to see it ruled by a Julian -- Ptolemaic dynasty.

The 'Queen of the Nile' was only seventeen when she ascended the throne of Egypt in 51BC. This ambitious young woman -- married to her younger brother and co-ruler Ptolemy XIII -- watched the savage struggle between Caesar and Pompey, hoping that Rome would destroy itself in the process. This astute politician devoted her life to trying to save the Kingdom of Egypt from domination by the Romans. That she became the lover of both Caesar and Mark Antony was perhaps prompted by political considerations rather than passion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141390147
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2001
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.72(d)

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