Cleopatra A Sphinx Revisited

ISBN-10: 0520243676
ISBN-13: 9780520243675
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/9/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Cleopatra--a brave, astute, and charming woman who spoke many languages, entertained lavishly, hunted, went into battle, eliminated siblings to consolidate her power, and held off the threat of Imperial Rome to protect her country as long as she could--continues to fascinate centuries after she ruled Egypt. These wide-ranging essays explore such topics as Cleopatra's controversial trip to Rome, her suicide by snake bite, and the afterlife of her love potions. They view Cleopatra from the Egyptian perspective, and examine the reception in Rome of Egyptian culture, especially of its religion and architecture. They discuss films about her, and consider what inspired Egyptomania in early modern art. Together, these essays illuminate Cleopatra's legacy and illustrate how it has been used and reused through the centuries.

Illustrations
Preface
Cleopatra in Egypt, Europe, and New York: An Introduction
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Cleopatra in Rome: Facts and Fantasies
Dying Like a Queen: The Story of Cleopatra and the Asp(s) in Antiquity
Cleopatra, Isis, and the Formation of Augustan Rome
Love, Triumph, Tragedy: Cleopatra and Egypt in High Renaissance Rome
The Amazing Afterlife of Cleopatra's Love Potions
HRH Cleopatra: The Last of the Ptolemies and the Egyptian Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Glamour Girls: Cleomania in Mass Culture
Every Man's Cleopatra
Epilogue: Cleopatra: The Sphinx Revisited
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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