by Ernle Bradford


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Cleopatra by Ernle Bradford

Had Julius Caesar not been murdered, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, might well have become the empress of Rome and all the Mediterranean world, living to see it ruled by a Julian -- Ptolemaic dynasty.

The 'Queen of the Nile' was only seventeen when she ascended the throne of Egypt in 51BC. This ambitious young woman -- married to her younger brother and co-ruler Ptolemy XIII -- watched the savage struggle between Caesar and Pompey, hoping that Rome would destroy itself in the process. This astute politician devoted her life to trying to save the Kingdom of Egypt from domination by the Romans. That she became the lover of both Caesar and Mark Antony was perhaps prompted by political considerations rather than passion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141390147
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2001
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.46(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Queen Of Egypt11
The Early Ptolemies18
Decline Of A Dynasty26
The City44
Battle For The World53
Caesar In Egypt63
Caesar And Cleopatra71
Cleopatra, Caesarion And Caesar81
Emperor Of Rome95
The Ides Of March105
New Dionysus139
An Alexandrian Winter152
The Years Between159
An Uneasy Alliance169
East And West179
Queen Takes Queen186
Empire Of The East194
Ships And The Men202
'The King With Half The East At Heel ...'209
The Road To Actium217
Battle For The World221
The Last Year238
The God Deserts Antony250
Death And The Victor261
Select Bibliography272

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