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Cleopatra : a biography, Duane W. Roller

Label
Cleopatra : a biography
Title
Cleopatra
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Duane W. Roller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous, yet more poorly understood, than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In the centuries since her death in 30 BC, she has been endlessly portrayed in the arts and popular culture, from Shakespearean tragedy to paintings, opera, and movies. Despite the queen's enduring celebrity, however, many have dismissed her as a mere seductress. In this major new biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was always the preservation of her dynasty and kingdom. Roller's authoritative account is the first to be based solely on primary materials from the Greco-Roman period: literary sources, Egyptian documents (Cleopatra's own writings), and representations in art and coinage produced while she was alive. --From the publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Roller, Duane W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT92.7
LC item number
.R65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in antiquity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cleopatra
  • Queens
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Cleopatra : a biography, Duane W. Roller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Cleopatra's ancestry and background -- The Ptolemaic heritage and the involvement with Rome -- Cleopatra's youth and education -- Becoming queen (51-47 BC) -- Consolidating the empire (47-40 BC) -- The peak years (40-34 BC) -- The operation of the kingdom -- Scholarship and culture at the court of Cleopatra -- Downfall (34-30 BC) -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 : Outline of Cleopatra's life and career -- Appendix 2 : Genealogy of the later Ptolemies -- Appendix 3 : Cleopatra's mother -- Appendix 4 : Was Cleopatra a Roman citizen? -- Appendix 5 : Some ancient literary descriptions of Cleopatra -- Appendix 6 : The iconography of Cleopatra VII
Control code
ocn405105996
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 252 p.
Isbn
9780195365535
Lccn
2009024061
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)405105996
Label
Cleopatra : a biography, Duane W. Roller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Cleopatra's ancestry and background -- The Ptolemaic heritage and the involvement with Rome -- Cleopatra's youth and education -- Becoming queen (51-47 BC) -- Consolidating the empire (47-40 BC) -- The peak years (40-34 BC) -- The operation of the kingdom -- Scholarship and culture at the court of Cleopatra -- Downfall (34-30 BC) -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 : Outline of Cleopatra's life and career -- Appendix 2 : Genealogy of the later Ptolemies -- Appendix 3 : Cleopatra's mother -- Appendix 4 : Was Cleopatra a Roman citizen? -- Appendix 5 : Some ancient literary descriptions of Cleopatra -- Appendix 6 : The iconography of Cleopatra VII
Control code
ocn405105996
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 252 p.
Isbn
9780195365535
Lccn
2009024061
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)405105996

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