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Cleopatra and Egypt / Edition 1
     

Cleopatra and Egypt / Edition 1

by Sally-Ann Ashton
 

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ISBN-10: 1405113901

ISBN-13: 9781405113908

Pub. Date: 08/01/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This beautifully illustrated new biography of Cleopatra draws on literary, archaeological, and art historical evidence to paint an intimate and compelling portrait of the most famous Queen of Egypt.

  • Deconstructs the image of Cleopatra to uncover the complex historical figure behind the myth
  • Examines Greek, Roman, and

Overview

This beautifully illustrated new biography of Cleopatra draws on literary, archaeological, and art historical evidence to paint an intimate and compelling portrait of the most famous Queen of Egypt.

  • Deconstructs the image of Cleopatra to uncover the complex historical figure behind the myth
  • Examines Greek, Roman, and Egyptian representations of Cleopatra
  • Considers how she was viewed by her contemporaries and how she presented herself
  • Incorporates the author’s recent field work at a temple of Cleopatra in Alexandria
  • Beautifully illustrated with over 40 images

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113908
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Lives Series , #11
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Author’s Foreword.

Aknowledgements.

1 Cleopatra - Black and beautiful?.

2 Sources.

3 King’s daughter, King’s sister, Great royal wife.

4 Ruler and regent, pharaoh.

5 Cleopatra’s capital and court.

6 Cleopatra as a Goddess.

7 Cleopatra, Mark Antony and the East.

8 Death of a queen rebirth of a goddess.

9 The legacy of Cleopatra.

Bibliography.

Index

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