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Cleopatra the Great

The Woman Behind the Legend
Fletcher, Joann (eBook - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Fletcher draws on a wealth of overlooked detail and the latest research to reveal Cleopatra as she truly was, from her first meeting with Julius Caesar to her legendary death by snakebite. Bringing the ancient world to life, Cleopatra the Great is full of tantalizing details about the Pharaoh's infamous banquets, her massive library, her goddess outfits, beauty regimes and hairstyles.
Authors: Fletcher, Joann
Statement of Responsibility: Joann Fletcher
Title: Cleopatra the Great
the woman behind the legend
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2011], c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (454 p., [8] p. of plates) : col. ill., maps.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-442) and index
Contents: 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
Summary: Fletcher draws on a wealth of overlooked detail and the latest research to reveal Cleopatra as she truly was, from her first meeting with Julius Caesar to her legendary death by snakebite. Bringing the ancient world to life, Cleopatra the Great is full of tantalizing details about the Pharaoh's infamous banquets, her massive library, her goddess outfits, beauty regimes and hairstyles.
Subject Headings: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C Queens Egypt Biography Egypt History 332-30 B.C. Biography
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Queens
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Fletcher, Joann. Cleopatra the Great. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper, [2011], c2008 9780060585587 (OCoLC)701731915
ISBN: 9780062106056
0062106058
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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Apr 22, 2014
  • Recommended by KCLS Librarians rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderfully three dimensional picture of the life and times of Cleopatra, history’s most infamous queen. Fletcher's extensive research of the period illuminates Cleopatra's life, her upbringing, and how, very possibly she could have actually believed herself to be a 'living god'.

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