The Romans regarded her as “fatale monstrum”—a fatal omen. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. But who was Cleopatra, really?We almost feel that we know Cleopatra, but our distorted image of a self-destructive beauty does no justice to Cleopatra's true genius. In Cleopatra, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley offers an u...
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (June 22, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1132163
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This is a very readable book about one of the most intriguing figures in world history. Joyce Tyldesley's biography of the last Queen of the Ptolemy dynasty covers all of the key points - the affair with Ceasar, the civil war in Egypt, and the final...
vivid portrait of a skillful Egyptian ruler. Stripping away our preconceptions, many of them as old as Egypt's Roman conquerors, Cleopatra is a magnificent biography of a most extraordinary queen.