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Cleopatra and Rome

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
With the full panorama of her life forever lost, Cleopatra touches us in a series of sensational images: floating through a perfumed mist down the Nile; dressed as Venus for a tryst at Tarsus; unfurled from a roll of linens before Caesar; couchant, the deadly asp clasped to her breast. Through such images, each immortalizing the Egyptian queen's encounters with legendary R ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Belknap Press
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Aug 06, 2012 Andres rated it really liked it
Shelves: cleopatra
This is my fifth book about Cleopatra, and boy does it pack a lot of information into it.

This is not a straightforward biography of Cleopatra at all. You will learn a lot about her but this doesn't really follow her life in chronological order. That isn't the point of this book but it's not a negative at all.

The point of the book, and one it accomplishes very well, is to explore the influence Cleopatra had after her death. Rome as a political and military force in the Mediterranean was absolute
Aug 24, 2009 Nicole rated it did not like it
cannot get through this takes one of the most beautiful love stories of history and reduces it to three trite sentences. I didn't think it was possible but it is slowly but surely destroying the myth of Cleopatra with its hum drum monotony.
Aug 16, 2010 Claire rated it liked it
You have to be interested in the subject (Cleopatra, history, art) but this is a not only a great coffee table book, but just an interesting book on the life and times of Cleopatra.
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