Cleopatra

Cleopatra

A Biography

eBook - 2010
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Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous--yet more poorly understood--than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In the centuries since her death in 30 BC, she has been endlessly portrayed in the arts and popular culture, from Shakespearean tragedy to paintings, opera, and movies. Despite the queen's enduring celebrity, however, many have dismissed her as a mere seductress. In this major new biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was always the preservation of her dynasty and kingdom. Roller's authoritative ac.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780195365535
0195365534
9780199711000
0199711003
Characteristics: 1 online resource (252 pages)

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JuliaMillan
Apr 14, 2012

It's just the first chapter of this book that is really confusing. Sometimes off-track during the book, but then pulls himself together to talk about Cleopatra again.

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