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Cleopatra the Great The Woman Behind the Legend

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ISBN-10: 0060585595

ISBN-13: 9780060585594

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joann Fletcher

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“Joann Fletcher has the good grace and specialist knowledge to do away with Roman romances. This book’s bedrock is Egyptology. . . . Cleopatra was, indeed, not just a ‘baleful beauty;’ she was great.” —History Today World-renowned Egyptologist Joann Fletcher offers an extraordinary look at one of Egypt's most intriguing leaders—the legendary Cleopatra. In the tradition of biographies by Stacy Shiff, Duane Roller, and Adrian Goldsworthy, and drawing on astonishing new evidence about Cleopatra’s life—including tax records, personal correspondence, and the discovery of her palace quarters beneath the Mediterranean Sea—Fletcher presents Cleopatra’s life in glorious detail, revealing the woman…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Joann Fletcher is director of the NILE educational organization, as well as a frequent university lecturer. She divides her time between Egypt and England.

Introduction
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
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Note on Spellings
Picture Acknowledgements
Index