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The reign of Cleopatra

"Designed as an accessible introduction to Cleopatra VII and her time, this book offers readers and researchers an appealing mix of descriptive chapters, biographical sketches, and annotated primary documents. An overview of the Ptolemaic Dynasty is presented in the introduction, and is followed by chapters on Cleopatra's life, the reality of Ptolemaic Egypt, Cleopatra's multicultural Egyptian society, and Alexandria's culture and conflicts. The narrative chapters conclude with a section discussing Cleopatra's significance as a person, a queen, and a symbol. An annotated bibliography and index are also included in this work."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2004
Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., 2004
xxiii, 179 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
9780313325274, 0313325278
Chronology of events
Historical background
Cleopatra's life
Ptolemaic Egypt: how did it work?
Cleopatra's Egypt: a multicultural society
Alexandria: city of culture and conflict
Queen and symbol
Biographies: significant figures in the reign of Cleopatra VII
Primary documents concerning Cleopatra VII
Appendix: The Ptolemies