Cleopatra: Beyond the Myth

Cleopatra: Beyond the Myth

by Michel Chauveau
     
 

Cleopatra: kohl and vipers, barges and thrones, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. We have long been schooled in the myth of the Egyptian ruler. In his new book Michel Chauveau brings us a picture of her firmly based in reality. Cleopatra VII...See more details below

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Cleopatra: kohl and vipers, barges and thrones, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. We have long been schooled in the myth of the Egyptian ruler. In his new book Michel Chauveau brings us a picture of her firmly based in reality. Cleopatra VII...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489532
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

David Lorton, an Egyptologist, is the translator of many books, including Erik Hornung's books The Secret Lore of Egypt and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, both from Cornell.

Table of Contents

Introduction : a personage and her myth1
"A queen issued from so many kings"4
The new Aphrodite29
Cleopatra, enemy of Rome62
Conclusion : the memory of Cleopatra77
Chronology of the Ptolemies81

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