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Cleopatra the Great by Joann Fletcher
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Cleopatra is a truly iconic figure: the last Egyptian Pharaoh and arguably the greatest. But she is also a mythical figure, mainly known through Shakespearean tragedy and Roman propaganda. There has been little attempt to tell her true story -- until now ...In this, the first biography for over thirty years, Joann Fletcher draws on a wealth of overlooked detail that reveals Cleopatra as she truly was: a brilliant politician, erudite scholar and mother of four children. Queen of Egypt at seventeen, she restored her country to its former glory and was the only Mediterranean ruler to manage to resist the Romans for over twenty years, before her final defeat and suicide. The book brilliantly evokes Cleopatra's life from Alexandria to Rome, and is full of tantalising details about her famous banquets, her massive library, her goddess outfits, beauty regimes and hairstyles. Fletcher also explodes a series of long-standing myths and addresses her heritage, with some exciting results.

Author Biography

Dr Joann Fletcher is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of York, where she teaches Egpytian funerary archeology and mummification, and Consultant Egyptologist for Harrogate Museums and Arts. The author of seven books and numerous articles, Joann is a contributor to the BBC's History website and the Guardian's science section, makes regular television appearances, and lectures extensively worldwide.
Release date NZ
May 15th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
8pp plate section
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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