Cleopatra

Cleopatra

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Why 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Bristol Classical Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b&w illustrations
  • 1853996734
  • 9781853996733
  • 1,417,431