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Cleopatra

Beyond the Myth

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Cleopatra by Michel Chauveau
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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.

Author Biography

Michel Chauveau is a former member of the Institut Francais d'Archaeologie Orientale in Cairo, and is currently director of studies at L'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. He is the author of Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra: History and Society under the Ptolemies, also from Cornell. David Lorton, an Egyptologist, lives in Baltimore, Maryland. The late David Lorton, an Egyptologist, was the translator of many books, including Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers, The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus, The Secret Lore of Egypt, and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, all from Cornell.
Release date NZ
February 6th, 2002
Contributor
Translated by David Lorton
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
2 maps, 10 halftones
Imprint
Cornell University Press
Pages
128
Dimensions
140x210x13
ISBN-13
9780801438677
Product ID
2072741

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