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Title Cleopatra : a Sphinx revisited / edited by Margaret M. Miles
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Series The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Contents Cleopatra in Egypt, Europe, and New York: an introduction / Margaret M. Miles -- Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt / Sally-Ann Ashton -- Cleopatra in Rome: facts and fantasies / Eric S. Gruen -- Dying like a queen: the story of Cleopatra and the asp(s) in antiquity / Robert A. Gurval -- Cleopatra, Isis, and the formation of Augustan Rome / Sarolta A. Takács -- Love, triumph, tragedy: Cleopatra and Egypt in high Renaissance Rome / Brian A. Curran -- The amazing afterlife of Cleopatra's love potions / Ingrid D. Rowland -- HRH Cleopatra: the last of the Ptolemies and the Egyptian paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema / Margaret Mary DeMaria Smith -- Glamour girls: Cleomania in mass culture / Maria Wyke and Dominic Montserrat -- Every man's Cleopatra / Giuseppe Pucci -- Cleopatra: the sphinx revisited / Peter Green
Summary Cleopatra--a brave, astute, and charming woman who spoke many languages, entertained lavishly, hunted, went into battle, eliminated siblings to consolidate her power, and held off the threat of Imperial Rome to protect her country as long as she could--continues to fascinate centuries after she ruled Egypt. These wide-ranging essays explore such topics as Cleopatra's controversial trip to Rome, her suicide by snake bite, and the afterlife of her love potions. They view Cleopatra from the Egyptian perspective, and examine the reception in Rome of Egyptian culture, especially of its religion and architecture. They discuss films about her, and consider what inspired Egyptomania in early modern art. Together, these essays illuminate Cleopatra's legacy and illustrate how it has been used and reused through the centuries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C.
Queens -- Egypt -- Biography.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C.
Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Miles, Margaret Melanie, editor
LC no. 2011012446
ISBN 0520950267 (electronic bk.)
9780520950269 (electronic bk.)