Cleopatras

Cleopatras

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by John Whitehorne
     
 

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Cleopatras examines the lives and careers of Cleopatra's illustrious namesakes. Through these numerous biographical studies, Whitehorne is able to shed light on the nature of royal power in this period, the place of dynastic marriage in the Macedonian and Hellenistic monarchies, and the growing political importance of royal women in the Hellenistic age.

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Cleopatras examines the lives and careers of Cleopatra's illustrious namesakes. Through these numerous biographical studies, Whitehorne is able to shed light on the nature of royal power in this period, the place of dynastic marriage in the Macedonian and Hellenistic monarchies, and the growing political importance of royal women in the Hellenistic age.

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'Highly entertaining and extremely useful ... a valuable introduction to a difficult period of late Hellenistic history. Whitehorne has a good command of the evidence and writes with authority and a sense of humour.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780203036082
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
03/24/1994
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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