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Cleopatra and Rome.

Author: Diana E E Kleiner
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the full panorama of her life forever lost, Cleopatra touches us in a series of sensational images: floating through a perfumed mist down the Nile; dressed as Venus for a tryst at Tarsus; unfurled from a roll of linens before Caesar; couchant, the deadly asp clasped to her breast. Through such images, each immortalizing the Egyptian queen's encounters with legendary Romans--Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana E E Kleiner
ISBN: 9780674032361 0674032365
OCLC Number: 842281813
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue: From Carpet to Asp 1. Cleopatra Superstar 2. The Major Players 3. The Supporting Cast 4. The Professionals 5. Cleopatra Architecta 6. Alexandria on the Tiber 7. Living the Inimitable Life 8. Ersatz Alexanders in Egypt and Rome 9. "Queen of Kings": Cleopatra Thea Neotera 10. Even Death Won't Part Us Now 11. Egyptomania! 12. Divine Alter Egos 13. A Roman Pharaoh and a Roman Emperor 14. Rome on the Tiber 15. Death, Dynasty, and a Roman Dendera 16. Competing with Cleopatra on Coins 17. Princesses and Power Hair 18. Regina Romana 19. From Asp to Eternity

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This beautifully illustrated book offers a synthesis of Cleopatra's and Rome's defining moments through surviving art and other remnants of what was once an opulent material culture. This culture  Read more...

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"For Kleiner, Cleopatra enjoyed a long, illustrious afterlife in Roman art and culture. Women aped her style; patrons built in the Egyptian manner; poets buffed up her legendary persona. As for the Read more...

 
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