Cleopatra: histories, dreams and distortions

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HarperPerennial, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 338 pages
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Cleopatra VII--the last Queen of Egypt, Julius Caesar's mistress, Antony's partner, Rome's adversary--has been protrayed through time as a temptress, and a goddess. In Cleopatra, the author unmasks all the fantastic Cleopatras from Chaucer, Cecil B. DeMille, George Bernard Shaw, and others. 32 pages of illustrations.

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Review: Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams, and Distortions

User Review  - Sarah Cowen - Goodreads

A very enlightening read. Quite hard going (not great if you want something quick, light and uncomplicated) but a very interesting insight into how the portrayal of Cleopatra has changed throughout history according to the shift in social opinion and values. Read full review

Review: Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams, and Distortions

User Review  - Ebba Kalondo - Goodreads

A golden oldy. Representation of Woman and Power. Essential. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Suicide
113
The Lover
132
Copyright

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