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Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend

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Discovery Books presents" Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend" - a dramatic look at Cleopatra's world based on ancient accounts and modern scholarship. Laura Foreman brings Cleopatra's legendary tale to life, from the founding of Alexandria by Alexander the Great, to Cleopatra's ascent to the Egyptian throne amid treachery and betrayal, to her passionate alliances wi ...more
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published February 16th 1999 by Discovery Books
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Andres
Jun 15, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a Discovery Channel coffee table book, full of great pictures and an entertaining if not entirely reliable text.

As an introduction to Cleopatra you can’t do too badly reading this book, but know going into it that the story told here isn’t particularly concerned about exploring the truth behind the legend. If it’s a choice between the dramatic and the probabilistic, the text goes for the most dramatic. It’s a forgivable move, though, when you have all those great pictures and illustratio
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Anne
Aug 06, 2011 added it
Coffee table perfection!
Russell Hall
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Discovery of Ancient Alexandria is chronicled in this well created volume. Covering Alexandria before and since the tragic queen walked its beaches.
Chakara
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Most of the book was intresting although I didnt care for the ending.
Serena
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
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