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Cleopatra by Joyce A. Tyldesley
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Oct 15, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: women-s-history, biography, antiquity
Read in October, 2008

Cleopatra has always been one of the most fascinating people in history to me, but the focus is often on the legend and not the reality behind it. As recent marine excavations have given us a new picture of Cleopatra's Alexandria, so it was also time the woman herself was given a historical reevaluation. Even when we think we know everything there is to know about a historical figure, sometimes we need to look again to see if anything has changed, even if it's just our own perspective. Cleopatra gets a fair treatment here and even those who haven't an academic background in classics or archaeology probably won't get too lost.

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