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Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra has fascinated generations since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C. The last of the monarchs who ruled Egypt for three centuries, she created her own mythology. Here she is seen in coins, statues, and engravings, plus modern interpretations of Cleopatra as seen in plays, operas, paintings ceramic Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra has fascinated generations since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C. The last of the monarchs who ruled Egypt for three centuries, she created her own mythology. Here she is seen in coins, statues, and engravings, plus modern interpretations of Cleopatra as seen in plays, operas, paintings ceramics, and jewelry. 300 illustrations.


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Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra has fascinated generations since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C. The last of the monarchs who ruled Egypt for three centuries, she created her own mythology. Here she is seen in coins, statues, and engravings, plus modern interpretations of Cleopatra as seen in plays, operas, paintings ceramic Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra has fascinated generations since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C. The last of the monarchs who ruled Egypt for three centuries, she created her own mythology. Here she is seen in coins, statues, and engravings, plus modern interpretations of Cleopatra as seen in plays, operas, paintings ceramics, and jewelry. 300 illustrations.

30 review for Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    Like many books based on the history of Egypt and that of arguably its most famous individual, the book was beautiful. The detailed explanations of each item included was welcomed and unlike some books regarding Cleopatra, many of the objects actually related to Cleopatra's life. I enjoyed the different essays on Cleopatra, although some were seemingly more biased in one direction or the other. I wasn't a big fan of the inclusion of the chapter with artwork over the past few hundred years regard Like many books based on the history of Egypt and that of arguably its most famous individual, the book was beautiful. The detailed explanations of each item included was welcomed and unlike some books regarding Cleopatra, many of the objects actually related to Cleopatra's life. I enjoyed the different essays on Cleopatra, although some were seemingly more biased in one direction or the other. I wasn't a big fan of the inclusion of the chapter with artwork over the past few hundred years regarding interpretations of Cleopatra. I guess I am a Cleopatra purist and do not enjoy ridiculous paintings rendering Cleopatra and Antony in medieval outfits and other nonsensical depictions. Overall I felt the book transported me back to the time in question with more effectiveness than many others I have read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Roman

    This is probably the most valuable book available showcasing artifacts from Cleopatra’s reign. It is not a biography by any means, but it includes academic papers on facets of Cleopatra’s life and the late Hellenistic era that reinforce the physical finds. I believe many people give this book a poor rating because they expected a chronological narrative-like biography. This is more of a museum exhibition put into a beautifully photographed volume.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    I love anything to do with Queen Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt. So this book was a find for me cause I never got to see the exhibition when it was here in the UK. I am continually dipping in and out of this book all the time.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    Got this book from the library when I was obsessed with researching Cleopatra.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Russell Hall

    A glimpse into the world of this long gone figure, passed from the past and hijacked in the dust of time.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

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    Travis

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jasmin Kocaer

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    Selina Kyle

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    Tiffany

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    Louise

  13. 4 out of 5

    J. Andrew Brantley

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    Olishka

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    Heather

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    keong nakal

  17. 5 out of 5

    Karen L. Gonzalez

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    Dana Stabenow

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    Lydia Walkington-Mayo

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    Craig Werner

  21. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne

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    LE Shakura

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    Kathrin Shawcross

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    Gary

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    Em

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  28. 4 out of 5

    Haytham Mohanad

  29. 4 out of 5

    Joanna

  30. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Dihel

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