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Cleopatra and Egypt (Sally-Ann Ashton) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) 9781405113892
Cleopatra and Egypt (Sally-Ann Ashton) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) 9781405113892
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Title: Cleopatra and Egypt

Author: Ashton, Sally-Ann

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405113892

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

List Price in Cloth: $110.95 Our price: $99.99

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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.ContentsList 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
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