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    Cleopatra (Ancients in Action) (Paperback) By (author) Susan Walker, By (author) Sally-Ann Ashton

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    DescriptionWhy are we still interested in Cleopatra? She has that eternally attractive combination of sexual allure, political power - even divine status - and personal wealth. She had by any standards an eventful life and an unforgettable death. She very nearly tipped the balance of power at a crucial moment in history: had she and Antony succeeded in maintaining their empire in the east, our cultural life might be very different today. In this concise, readable, well-illustrated book, Susan Walker and Sally-Ann Ashton look at the historical Cleopatra, at images of Cleopatra as a Greek queen and as ruler of Egypt, at contemporary perceptions of her and at how we see her today. We see how Roman propaganda depicted her as a threatening woman with non-Roman qualities of excessive behaviour and emotional manipulation, a view that has come down through Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and forms the basis of our understanding of her over two thousand years later.


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    Title
    Cleopatra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Walker, By (author) Sally-Ann Ashton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 186 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853996733
    ISBN 10: 1853996734
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    DC22: 932.021092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DT92.7, DT92.7 .W34 2006
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHC, NHHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    30 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bristol Classical Press
    Publication date
    31 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London