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This biography of the legendary but somewhat mysterious Cleopatra provides a balanced account of her life and legacy while making clear that much of what is known about her comes from the Romans, who considered her a villain. The text is strongest in its descriptions of Egyptian culture and religion, the role of women, and life in the Nile Valley. In later chapters, the complicated sequence of battles and events might be difficult for readers to follow. Numerous color reproductions and illustrations brighten the text, but the maps vary widely in style and quality and are often difficult to read.
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