Cleopatra the Great

Cleopatra the Great

The Woman Behind the Legend

Book - 2011 | First U.S. edition
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2011]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780060585587
Characteristics: 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


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Yas queen! Don't rely on Shakespeare's fictionalization or the Roman propaganda. Read this book for an in-depth look at Cleopatra's life (plus 300 years of her family's history, for context).

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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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