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    DescriptionAlthough there are many books written about the most famous Cleopatra, this is the only study in English devoted to her less well-known but equally illustrious namesakes. Cleopatras traces the turbulent lives and careers of these historically important women, examining in particular the earlier Macedonian and Ptolemaic Cleopatras, and the impact of their dynastic marriages on the history of the Hellenistic world. John Whitehorne also evaluates current views of Cleopatra VII's dramatic suicide, and considers the evolving political significance of royal women in the last three centuries BC. Clearly and engagingly written, Cleopatras reveals the true significance to the ruling dynasties of the 34 known Cleopatras who were not Cleopatra the Great, and illuminates some fascinating but little-known aspects of ancient Greek and Egyptian history along the way.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Whitehorne
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 572 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415058063
    ISBN 10: 0415058066

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A15300000
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    LC classification: DS62.23.W4, DS62.23 .W47 1994
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    Illustrations note
    21 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    05 May 1994
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    Review quote
    'Highly entertaining and extremely useful ... a valuable introduction to a difficult period of late Hellenistic history. Whitehorne has a good command of the evidence and writes with authority and a sense of humour.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. From Myth to Legend 2. Cleopatra, Perdiccas II, and Archelaus 3. Philip II's Last Wife 4. A Double Mystery 5. Alexander's Sister 6. From Aegae to Alexandria 7. The Seleucid Connection (1) 8. Cleopatra II and Ptolemy VI 9. Cleopatra II and Ptolemy VIII 10. Cleopatra II, Cleopatra III, and Ptolemy VIII 11. Cleopatra III and Her Children 12. The Seleucid Connection (2) 13. The Seleucid Connection (3) 14. The Twilight of the Ptolemies 15. Cleopatra VII's Suicide 16. The End of the Line Appendix