Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt (Paperback)
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Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 08/01/2009
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She was the last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty of Ptolemies who had ruled Egypt for three centuries. Highly educated (she was the only one of the Ptolemies to read and speak ancient Egyptian as well as the court Greek) and very clever (her famous liaisons with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony were as much to do with politics as the heart), she steered her kingdom through impossibly taxing internal problems and railed against greedy Roman imperialism. Stripping away preconceptions as old as her Roman enemies, Joyce Tyldesley uses all her skills as an Egyptologist to give us this magnificent biography.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781861979018
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Tyldesley's strength has always been her storytelling, and here she is on top form. * Sunday Telegraph *
This excellent biography scores with a wealth of splendid detail. -- Christopher Hirst * Independent *
Magnificent ... strips away preconceptions to provide a rich, absorbing picture of a country and its Egyptian Queen. * Belfast Telegraph *
A very readable account of the life of Cleopatra VII, and one that goes some way to redress the way in which she is often viewed ... Intriguing insights into life and society in the Egypt of the Ptolemies. * THES *
4 Stars: [A] sympathetic biography...she is able to place Cleopatra securely in Egyptian culture and history. * Mail on Sunday *
A lively and informative history...The book is a treasure trove of facts and figures... -- Toby Clements * Daily Telegraph *

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“A remarkable engaging read”

This is an excellent history book which pulls together the oral and known history of Cleopatra. It gives a concise overview of the Ptolemy kings, covers the world in which Cleopatra lived, an overview of Alexander the... More

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