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Patricia Southern - Cleopatra - 9780752443362 - V9780752443362
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Description for Cleopatra Paperback. Cleopatra was intimately involved in the critical years that saw the Roman Republic transformed into the Roman Empire. This title describes how this transition appeared to the Queen of Egypt, and deals with the part she played in it. Num Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAE; BGH; HBJH; HBLA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 126 x 199 x 17. Weight in Grams: 252.

Shakepeare's "lass unparallel", the mistress of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Cleopatra was born in 69 BC and died before she reached the age of forty, when Alexandria fell to Octavian-Augustus in 30 BC. She is portrayed as the supreme seductress, beautiful, unprincipled and licentious. These aspects of her character have been handed down to us through the centuries as a result of propaganda spread by her enemies in Rome. In reality Cleopatra was not beautiful in appearance, but it was her natural grace, intelligence and lively conversation that made her attractive. She was a wise judge of men and ... Read more

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The History Press Ltd
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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About Patricia Southern
Patricia Southern is an acknowledged expert on ancient Egypt and ancient Rome and the author of three other biographies, Mark Antony, Augustus, and Julius Caesar, all published by Tempus. She lives in Manchester.

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