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Cleopatra

Beyond the Myth

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Cleopatra by Michel Chaveau
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Cleopatra VII reigned in Egypt between 51 and 30 BCE. Her primary goal as a ruler was to restore over the eastern Mediterranean the supremacy of the Lagides, the dynasty of Macedonian origin of which she herself was a descendant. We know the queen best from Greek and Latin sources, though these must be used with caution because of their bias. Understandably enough, they reflect not only matters of interest to Romans, but also the propaganda that Octavian used against the queen during his struggles with Mark Antony. Chauveau combines his knowledge of Egyptian sources with judicious use of classical materials to produce an authoritative biography of Cleopatra, the woman and queen, seen in the light of the turbulent era in which she lived.
Release date NZ
February 7th, 2002
Contributor
Translated by David Lorton
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
2 maps, 10 halftones, chronology, notes, bibliography, index
Imprint
Cornell University Press
Pages
128
Dimensions
139x210x15
ISBN-13
9780801438677
Product ID
2072741

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