|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
What People are Saying About This
"The book provides an easily digestible introduction to Cleopatra's world... A fascinating introduction to an era when the political and military face of the Mediterranean world was changing rapidly."
"Chauveau makes extensive use of the Egyptian sources, including papyri, ostraca, hieroglyphic inscriptions, stelae, and coins to present a concise overview of both urban and rural Egypt under the last of the Ptolemaic rulers....Well researched and documented, the book provides a valuable and needed overview for both students and more advanced scholars."
"Chauveau offers a detailed and vivid portrayal of these three centuries from the perspective of an Egyptian.... This excellent work richly reveals two cultures, Egyptian and Greek, involved in colonialism, imperialism, and acculturation. Upper-division undergraduates and above."
"Michel Chauveau has given the reader a useful, readable and easy-to-navigate summary of Lagide Egypt... Lorton's translation, as always, is smooth and precise... It should be part of every Egyptophile's library."
"Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra.is a valuable addition as there are few, if any, general publications of this period, and it provides a very readable and entertaining overview."