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Cleopatra the Great : the woman behind the legend

Author: Joann Fletcher
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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Retells the life of Cleopatra, from her first meeting with Julius Caesar to her death by snakebite, focusing on dispelling the legends built up throughout history about the ruler.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joann Fletcher
ISBN: 9780060585594 0060585595
OCLC Number: 730414058
Notes: Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, 2011.
Description: 454 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The spirit of Alexander: Europe and Egypt --
In the blood: the Ptolemies and their Cleopatras --
The goddess comes forth: Cleopatra's early life --
A veiled proposal: Cleopatra meets Caesar --
The river of life: the progress down the Nile --
Great Mother Isis: the birth of Caesarion --
Caesar's palace: Cleopatra in Europe --
Death and resurrection: Osiris avenged --
The inimitable life: Antonius and conspicuous consumption --
Goddess of the golden age: the restoration of empire --
The final year: defeat, death and eternal life --
Epilogue: the aftermath.
Responsibility: Joann Fletcher.

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Retells the life of Cleopatra, from her first meeting with Julius Caesar to her death by snakebite, focusing on dispelling the legends built up throughout history about the ruler.

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