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By Margaret M. Miles

Cleopatra—a courageous, astute, and fascinating girl who spoke many languages, entertained lavishly, hunted, went into conflict, eradicated siblings to consolidate her energy, and held off the specter of Imperial Rome to guard her nation so long as she could—continues to fascinate centuries after she governed Egypt. those wide-ranging essays discover such issues as Cleopatra’s arguable journey to Rome, her suicide via snake chunk, and the afterlife of her love potions. They view Cleopatra from the Egyptian point of view, and consider the reception in Rome of Egyptian tradition, particularly of its faith and structure. They speak about motion pictures approximately her, and view what encouraged Egyptomania in early smooth paintings. jointly, those essays light up Cleopatra’s legacy and illustrate the way it has been used and reused during the centuries.

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