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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User Review  - Bill_Masom - LibraryThing

The author states (pg 295) that "I have not, in this book, attempted to strip away illusions and present Cleopatra plane. I cannot do it. I do not know her. I, like all the other writers whose works I ... Read full review

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User Review  - woollymammoth - LibraryThing

Excellent book on cleopatra, not just the history but her impact on culture from Shakespear to Elizabeth Taylor Read full review


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