Cleopatra and Egypt

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 25, 2009 - History - 240 pages
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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Contents

CLEOPATRA BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL?
1
SOURCES
14
KINGS DAUGHTER KINGS SISTER GREAT ROYAL WIFE
25
RULER REGENT AND PHARAOH
61
CLEOPATRAS CAPITAL AND COURT
115
CLEOPATRA AS A GODDESS
126
CLEOPATRA MARK ANTONY AND THE EAST
147
DEATH OF A QUEEN REBIRTH OF A GODDESS
169
THE LEGACY OF CLEOPATRA
190
BIBLIOGRAPHY
197
INDEX
208
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About the author (2009)

Sally-Ann Ashton studied at King’s College London and is currently Senior Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. She has published extensively on many aspects of later periods of Egyptian history and culture, including Ptolemaic royal sculpture from Egypt, the last queens of Egypt, Petrie’s Ptolemaic and Roman Memphis and Roman Egyptomania. She has worked on excavations in Greece, Libya, and Egypt and is currently involved in projects at Karnak temple.

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