Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt (Paperback)
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Short Description for Cleopatra A vivid biography of the ancient world's most famous queen.
- Published: 22 June 2010
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465018925 ISBN 10: 0465018920
- Sales rank: 726,686
Full description for Cleopatra
The Romans regarded her as fatale monstruma 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 Cleopatras 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 Egypts Roman conquerors, Cleopatra is a magnificent biography of a most extraordinary queen.