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Cleopatra : a biography
Cleopatra : a biography
by:Roller, Duane W.
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 account is the first to be based solely on primary materials from the Greco-Roman period: literary sources, Egyptian documents (Cleopatra's own writings), and representations in art and coinage produced while she was alive. His compelling portrait of the queen illuminates her prowess as a royal administrator who managed a large and diverse kingdom extending from Asia Minor to the interior of Egypt, as a naval commander who led her own fleet in battle, and as a scholar and supporter of the arts. Even her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius, the source of her reputation as a supreme seductress who drove men to their doom, were carefully crafted state policies: she chose these partners to insure the procreation of successors who would be worthy of her distinguished dynasty. That Cleopatra ultimately lost to her Roman opponents, Roller contends, in no way diminishes her abilities. This definitive portrait restores the Egyptian queen to her rightful historical status as a potent force in the ancient world, one whose policies and influence long survived her and played a determining role in the future course of the Roman empire.--From the publisher.
Oxford ;Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Book
ISBN: 0195365534, 9780195365535
OCLC: 405105996

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Cleopatra : Last Queen of Egypt.
Cleopatra : Last Queen of Egypt.
by Tyldesley, Joyce.
London :Profile, 2011.
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ISBN: 1847650449, 9781847650443
Cleopatra : ruler of Egypt
Cleopatra : ruler of Egypt
by Sapet, Kerrily,
Greensboro, N.C. :Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2007.
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ISBN: 9781599350356, 1599350351
Cleopatra of Egypt : from history to myth
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ISBN: 9780691088358, 0691088357
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ISBN: 9781680486407, 1680486403
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Nardo, Don,
San Diego :Greenhaven Press, ©2001.
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ISBN: 0737703210, 9780737703214, 0737703229, 9780737703221
Cleopatra : last pharaoh of Egypt
Cleopatra : last pharaoh of Egypt
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ISBN: 1849019789, 9781849019781
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Rice, E. E.
Stroud, Gloucestershire :Sutton, 1999.
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ISBN: 9780750920575, 0750920572, 075091839X, 9780750918398
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Southern, Pat,
Stroud, Gloucestershire :Tempus, 2007.
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ISBN: 9780752443362, 0752443364
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Blue, Rose.
Philadelphia, PA :Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.
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ISBN: 0791063208, 9780791063200
The reign of Cleopatra
The reign of Cleopatra
by Burstein, Stanley Mayer.
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ISBN: 0806138718, 9780806138718
Cleopatra of Egypt, antiquity's queen of romance
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Berenice II and the golden age of Ptolemaic Egypt
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ISBN: 0195370880, 9780195370881, 0195370899, 9780195370898
Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon : a royal life
Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon : a royal life
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New York, N.Y :Oxford University Press, 2013.
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ISBN: 0195365526, 9780195365528, 0199711011, 0195365518, 9780195365511, 9780199711017
Cleopatra : the search for the last queen of Egypt
Cleopatra : the search for the last queen of Egypt
by Hawass, Zahi A.
Washington, D.C. :National Geographic Society, ©2010.
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Cleopatra : the search for the last queen of Egypt : official exhibition guide.
Cleopatra : the search for the last queen of Egypt : official exhibition guide.
by National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Nashville, TN :Beckon Books, ©2010.
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ISBN: 1935442066, 9781935442066
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Walker, Susan.
London :Bristol Classical Press, 2006.
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ISBN: 9781853996733, 1853996734
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Abbott, Jacob,
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ISBN: 1634210751, 9781634210751
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Jones, Prudence J.,
London :Haus, 2006.
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ISBN: 1904950256, 9781904950257
Cleopatra : a life
Cleopatra : a life
by Schiff, Stacy.
London :Virgin, 2011.
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ISBN: 9780753539569, 075353956X
Cleopatra : a life
Cleopatra : a life
by Schiff, Stacy.
Westminster, Md. :Books on Tape ; 2011, ℗2010.
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ISBN: 9780307877390, 0307877396