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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Cleopatra and Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sally-Ann Ashton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405113908
    ISBN 10: 1405113901
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
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    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932/.021092
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932.021092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC classification: DT92.7 .A84 2008
    BISAC region code: 3.1.3.0.0.0.0
    Edition statement
    Parental Adviso.
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings, figures, black & white plates
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    02 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Informative general introduction to Cleopatra, it tends to focus on a wide variety of sources that provide interesting angles from which to examine this infamous queen." (Scholia Reviews, 2010) "Ashton's careful consideration of the Egyptian material is what makes her book a valuable addition to our understanding of Cleopatra. ... A welcome addition to the growing number of texts on Cleopatra suitable for classroom use." (The Classical Outlook, Spring 2009) "If you want a well researched and illustrated account of Cleopatra within her contemporary Egyptian context, read Ashton." (The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, 2009) "One of the best features of Ashton's book is its assessment of the evidence, literary as well as archaeological. Ashton's book … is a valuable contribution to the literature on Cleopatra." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review) "A must-read, scholarly book on Cleopatra for students and teachers of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, and ancient art." (About.com)
    Back cover copy
    Celebrated as queen, politician, and lover, Cleopatra remains an object of fascination more than 2,000 years after her death. In this beautifully illustrated new study, Sally-Ann Ashton deconstructs the image of Cleopatra to uncover the complex historical figure behind the myth. Incorporating Ashton's findings from her own recent survey of a temple of Cleopatra in Egypt, this book is the first to consider Cleopatra from a wholly Egyptian perspective. Drawing on literary, archaeological, and art historical evidence, Ashton paints an intimate and compelling portrait of the most famous Queen of Egypt.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations. Author's Foreword. Aknowledgements. 1 Cleopatra - Black and beautiful?. 2 Sources. 3 King's daughter, King's sister, Great royal wife. 4 Ruler and regent, pharaoh. 5 Cleopatra's capital and court. 6 Cleopatra as a Goddess. 7 Cleopatra, Mark Antony and the East. 8 Death of a queen rebirth of a goddess. 9 The legacy of Cleopatra. Bibliography. Index