Cleopatra: Ruler of Egypt

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Children's Literature - Kathryn Erskine
An entertaining and thorough account of the life of Cleopatra and her family, this factual story makes an interesting read not only because of the enthralling queen herself but also because of the author's presentation of her life. Replete with battles, murders, daring escapes, and scandalous affairs, Cleopatra's story is as rocky and adventurous as any current-day royal family's or nation's government. Cleopatra's life is put in the broader perspective of the interplay between Egypt and Rome, and the effect on two of the most renowned leaders of the ancient world, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. The text is richly illustrated with period maps, prints and paintings, as well as photographs of present day locations, museum pieces, models and statuary remains of a fascinating time in history. With the exception of the entry for Cleopatra herself, the entries in the index are only of individuals not places, events, battles, or any other subject matter. The included timeline and list of sources are useful.
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Gr 8 Up
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.
—Marcia KochelCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599350356
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Morgan Reynolds World Leaders Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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