Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
The Romans regarded her as “fatale monstrum”—a fatal omen. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. But who was Cleopatra, really?
We almost feel that we know Cleopatra, but our distorted image of a self-destructive beauty does no justice to Cleopatra's true genius. In Cleopatra, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley offers an unexpectedly vivid portrait of a skillful Egyptian ruler. Stripping away our preconceptions, many of them as old as Egypt's Roman conquerors, Cleopatra is a magnificent biography of a most extraordinary queen.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - la2bkk - LibraryThing
This is a well researched and balanced biography of Cleopatra. The author has many written many works on ancient Egypt and clearly is an authority. The book's background of Ptolemaic Egypt gives the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Elysianfield - LibraryThing
I kinda liked it and she has done good resource. But she got little too far from the main point too often. I wish it would have been more of just Cleopatra. Read full review
CHAPTER EIGHT Cleopatras Children
CHAPTER NINE History Becomes Legend
Who Was Who?
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