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Cleopatra : a biography

Autor: Duane W Roller
Editorial: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Serie: Women in antiquity.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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,  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
Biographie
Persona designada: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Kleopatra, Ägypten Königin VII.; Kleopatra, Ägypten Königin; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Duane W Roller
ISBN: 9780195365535 0195365534
Número OCLC: 405105996
Descripción: xi, 252 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenido: Introduction --
Cleopatra's ancestry and background --
The Ptolemaic heritage and the involvement with Rome --
Cleopatra's youth and education --
Becoming queen (51-47 BC) --
Consolidating the empire (47-40 BC) --
The peak years (40-34 BC) --
The operation of the kingdom --
Scholarship and culture at the court of Cleopatra --
Downfall (34-30 BC) --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1 : Outline of Cleopatra's life and career --
Appendix 2 : Genealogy of the later Ptolemies --
Appendix 3 : Cleopatra's mother --
Appendix 4 : Was Cleopatra a Roman citizen? --
Appendix 5 : Some ancient literary descriptions of Cleopatra --
Appendix 6 : The iconography of Cleopatra VII.
Título de la serie: Women in antiquity.
Responsabilidad: Duane W. Roller.
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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 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.

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This is Cleopatra laid bare without any distractions: a good beginning for readers who know little about her and want to learn more. History Today Roller offers a superb panorama of the society and Leer más

 
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