Cleopatra and Egypt

Book Details

Author  Sally-Ann Ashton
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   April 28, 2008
ISBN  1405113901
Pages  234

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Description

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

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