Cleopatra Of Egypt.

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Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C. The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt for three centuries, Cleopatra created her own mythology/5(10).

Like many books based on the history of Egypt and that of arguably its most famous individual, the book was beautiful. The detailed explanations of each item included was welcomed and unlike some books regarding Cleopatra, many of the objects actually related to Cleopatra's life/5.

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This book written in by Leonora Hornblow is an excellent piece of historical fiction. Historical because it's about Cleopatra Of Egypt. book VII, Julius Ceasar, Mark Antony to name a few. Fiction as there is dialogue included.

This story opens with an introduction to the Egyptian family and the treachery and intrigue that inspired Shakespeare.5/5(5). Cleopatra of Egypt (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Cleopatra of Egypt. Author. Walker, Susan & Higgs, Peter & Walker, Susan & Higgs, Peter.

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Ancient History. Joyce Tyldesley's books include acclaimed biographies of Rameses the Great, and the Queens Hatchepsut and Nefertiti, and of Egypt: How a Lost Civilization was Rediscovered, which accompanied a 4/5(4). Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt.

This entertaining biography hits the elusive sweet spot between scholarship and readability. British archeologist Tyldesley (Daughters of Isis) is charmingly. About this book This beautifully illustrated new biography of Cleopatra draws on literary, archaeological, and art historical evidence to paint an intimate and compelling portrait of the most famous Queen of Egypt.

Daughter of King Ptolemy XII Auletes, Cleopatra was destined to become the last queen of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt between the death of Alexander the Great in bce and its annexation by Rome in 30 bce. The line had been founded by Alexander’s general Ptolemy, who became King Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt.

Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth Susan Walker, Editor, Peter Higgs, Editor, R. Anderson, Foreword by Princeton University Press $75 (p) ISBN Buy this book. His book on Cleopatra is informative as well as entertaining.

Cleopatra was a Greek Macedonian ruler of Egypt with a deep love for culture and powerful men. Her liaisons with Caesar and Antony are very well described, as are her achievements as queen/5(6). This book explores the ways in which she was depicted in antiquity, within the context of the iconography of contemporary coinage, statues and other images of Egyptian, Greek and Roman rulers, and then examines the image of Cleopatra from the Renaissance to modern times, as seen in plays, opera, painting, ceramics and even :   Exciting new discoveries are featured—including seven Egyptian-style statues believed to represent Cleopatra, and two portraits probably commissioned while she was living in Rome with Julius Caesar.

The book also examines interpretations of Cleopatra from the Renaissance to modern times, as seen in paintings, ceramics, jewelry, plays, Brand: Susan Walker. In Cleopatra, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley offers an unexpectedly vivid portrait of a skillful Egyptian ruler.

Stripping away our preconceptions, many /5(2). Explore our list of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt (d. 30 b.c) Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. If pressed, I'd almost say that this is the single best book on Cleopatra.

Granted, there are critical biographies, historical accounts, and all sorts of other sources, but this massive book is unique in that it shows nearly every sculpture, coin, or papyrus that can be tied directly to Egypt's last independent ruler.5/5(3).

The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt as Hellenistic Greek kings and Egyptian pharaohs for years, Cleopatra created her own mythology, becoming an icon in her own lifetime and even more so after her death. This book explores the ways in which she was depicted in antiquity, within the context of the iconography.

View all copies of this ISBN edition: Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C.

The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt for three centuries, Cleopatra created her own mythology/5(39). Cleopatra of Egypt World Landmark # Cleopatra's story is one that captures the imagination. Few facts about her have been recorded, yet she is one of the most famous women in history.

This book has come from a private collection. Cleopatra, who reigned as queen of Egypt during the 1st century B.C., is one of the most famous female rulers in history.

Her life inspired a. The last pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra VII (69–30 BCE, ruled 51–30 BCE), is among the most recognized of any Egyptian pharaoh by the general public, and yet most of what we 21st-century people know of her are rumors, speculation, propaganda, and gossip.

The last of the Ptolemies, she was not a seductress, she did not arrive at Caesar's palace wrapped in a carpet, she did. Cleopatra: The Life and Loves of the World's Most Powerful Woman by Elizabeth D. Benchley Book Description: While the story of Cleopatra's life as the classic female fatale has become legendary, this book reveals the real story behind the mythical woman, following Cleopatra from her childhood to her ascension as Queen of Egypt and then the Roman Empire.

Cleopatra VII was the descendant of Macedonians who were established as rulers over Egypt when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in BCE. The Ptolemy dynasty was descended from the Greek Macedonian named Ptolemy Soter, whom Alexander the Great installed in Egypt, so much of Cleopatra's ancestry was Macedonian Greek.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book. A documentary on the life of Cleopatra from her birth and childhood in Alexandria, to her war over Egypt with her brother Ptolemy, to her affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, to her suicide.

Get this from a library. Cleopatra of Egypt. [Leonora Hornblow; W T Mars] -- The life and times of the Egyptian queen. Grades (This is a fictional take on real events of Egypt 57 B.C.) 12 year old Princess Cleopatra VII the third daughter of King Ptolemy Auletes records in her diary of how her father has gone into hiding after people have tried to kill him/5(5).

--The New York Times Book Review "A rich account of late Ptolemaic culture." --The New Yorker "Offers a superb panorama of the society and culture of late Ptolemaic Egypt, with vivid sketches of the (remarkably vigorous) intellectual life of Cleopatra's Alexandria and the structural instabilities of the late Ptolemaic state."/5(13).

Cleopatra's family had ruled Egypt for years. They were the Ptolemy dynasty that had been established by the Greek ruler Alexander the Great. Even though they ruled Egypt, they were actually of Greek descent.

Cleopatra grew up speaking, reading, and writing Greek. This hefty, intelligent book attempts to pin down the elusive identity and mysterious story of the fascinating woman who ruled Egypt from B.C.

It is the companion catalogue to a mammoth exhibit devoted to Cleopatra, at the British Museum in London and, later, at the Field Museum in Chicago.5/5.

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Cleopatra is crowned Queen of Egypt. Afterwords, she tells him about her dreams of ruling the world with Caesar. A year later, a pregnant Cleopatra gives birth to their son Caesarion.

Caesar accepts him publicly, which becomes the talk of Rome and the Senate. Caesar returns to Rome for his triumph, while Cleopatra remains in Egypt. Born in 69 B.C., Cleopatra ascended the throne of Egypt at As childhood was not a subject of great interest to the ancients, Schiff.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Cleopatra of Egypt by Peter Higgs, Susan Walker,Princeton University Press edition, Hardcover in EnglishCited by: Cleopatra (klēəpă´trə, –pā´–, –pä´–), 69 BC–30 BC, queen of Egypt, one of the great romantic heroines of all name was widely used in the Ptolemaic family; she was Cleopatra VII.

The daughter of Ptolemy XII, she was married at the age of 17 (as was the family custom) to her younger brother Ptolemy XIII, and the two inherited the crown in 51 BC The force and .