7 edition of Cleopatra - A Biography found in the catalog.
February 2004 by Book Sales .
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Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award; Cleopatra: A Life, winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography; and The Witches: Salem, Cited by: --Margaret George, author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra and Helen of Troy "Duane Roller has written a superb biography of Cleopatra VII.
Accessible to the general reader and yet free of sensationalism, this book provides a clear account of what can be historically known about the famous queen and the cultural context in which she lived."Cited by: Cleopatra VII Philopator (69 BC – Aug 30 BC) was an Egyptian Queen and the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
Cleopatra was a member of the Greek-speaking, Ptolemaic dynasty, who ruled Egypt from BC to 30 d from power by her brother, Cleopatra aligned herself with Julius Caesar to regain the throne.
After Caesar’s murder, she became the lover to Mark Anthony. “Cleopatra: A Biography” is a marvelously written book that grabbed me from page one until the very end of the appendixes. The author kept both the language and the way of going about historic events, some of them very complex in their political nuance, in a very educational, but never bellitling manner to the reader's intelligence/5.
Cleopatra, who reigned as queen of Egypt during the 1st century B.C., is one of the most famous female rulers in history. Her life inspired a Shakespeare play and several Cleopatra - A Biography book.
Soon after her return to Alexandria, in 44 bce, Cleopatra’s coruler, Ptolemy XIV, tra now ruled with her infant son, Ptolemy XV Caesar. When, at the Battle of Philippi in 42 bce, Caesar’s assassins were routed, Mark Antony became the heir apparent of Caesar’s authority—or so it seemed, for Caesar’s great-nephew and personal heir, Octavian, was but a sickly boy.
Originally published in (and later updated in the s), this book was the first modern Cleopatra - A Biography book of Cleopatra by the acclaimed classicist, numismatist and academic historian Michael Grant.
Grant has a way of storytelling without inserting unnecessary frivolous commentary like popular history books/5. “It’s as though Cleopatra lives and breathes once again in the pages of Stacy Schiff’s exquisitely researched and well-written Cleopatra: A Life.
The book injects the Egyptian queen with a complexity and humanity that has long since been forgotten.[it] glows with details.” (Lisa Orkin Emmanuel) Associated PressBrand: Hachette Audio. This little known biography of Cleopatra VII and her times is magnificent.
Grant's book as an attempt at an historical biography of this most famous queen that is not colored by the propaganda that was circulated by Rome and that has persisted even until today, is an unmitigated success.
Grant's Cleopatra rings more true to the ear and the mind/5(6). No one will think of Cleopatra in quite the same way after reading this vivid, provocative book." - Publishers Weekly "Undergraduates, lovers of biography or ancient history, and those seeking an introduction to Cleopatra will delight in this take on the near-mythical last queen of Egypt." - Library Journal "Starred Review.
Few personalities from classical antiquity are more familiar yet more poorly grasped than Cleopatra VII (69–30 B.C.), queen of Egypt. The subject of a vast repertory of post-antique popular culture and also a significant figure in literature, art, and music, Cleopatra herself.
As Stacy Schiff describes it in a captivating new biography, Cleopatra’s meeting with Julius Caesar was “a singular, shuddering moment,” when “two civilizations, passing in different. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more.
You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Harmachis, the last living descendent of this bloodline, is charged by the Priesthood with the overthrow of Cleopatra, the ejection of the Romans, and the restoration of Egypt to it /5(3).
Cleopatra (klēəpă´trə, –pā´–, –pä´–), 69 BC–30 BC, queen of Egypt, one of the great romantic heroines of all name was widely used in the Ptolemaic family; she was Cleopatra VII.
The daughter of Ptolemy XII, she was married at the age of 17 (as was the family custom) to her younger brother Ptolemy XIII, and the two inherited the crown in 51 BC The force and character. —Margaret George, author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra and Helen of Troy "Duane Roller has written a superb biography of Cleopatra VII.
Accessible to the general reader and yet free of sensationalism, this book provides a clear account of what can be historically known about the famous queen and the cultural context in which she lived."/5(12).
Cleopatra VII was born around the beginning of 69 BCE, the second of five children of Ptolemy XII and his wife Cleopatra V. Tryphania. Although not much is available about her early life, young royal women of the Ptolemaic dynasty were well educated, and although the Library of Alexandria was no longer the intellectual powerhouse of the Mediterranean, the facility and its adjacent research.
First you need to learn about Cleopatra who is she so you have interest 1. Cleopatra was not Egyptian. While Cleopatra was born in Egypt, she traced her family origins to Macedonian Greece and Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander the Great’s generals.
History >> Biography >> Ancient Egypt for Kids. Occupation: Pharaoh of Egypt Born: 69 BC Died: Aug 30 BC Best known for: The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt Biography: Born a Princess Cleopatra was born a princess of Egypt. Her father was the Pharaoh Ptolemy XII. It is that real woman, Cleopatra VII of Egypt ( B.C.), who is explored in Duane W.
Roller’s biography. And while Cleopatra’s role in the grand drama of the fall of the Roman Republic and Author: Tracy Lee Simmons. Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous--yet more poorly understood--than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt.
In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was always the preservation of her dynasty and 's authoritative account is the first to be based solely on primary materials from.
Biographical documentary of the life of Cleopatra. A documentary on the life of Cleopatra from her birth and childhood in Alexandria, to her war over Egypt with her brother Ptolemy, to her affairs. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Cleopatra was an influential woman and her history is bound to marvel any person.
However, there are several accounts of her life history and it is difficult to know the real Cleopatra. The book as biography describes Cleopatra’s life and personality. The Romans regard Cleopatra as a deadly omen. The last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty, the stories and myths surrounding Cleopatra's tragic life inspired a number of books, movies and plays.
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Cleopatra VII is one of the most famous women who has ever lived. Her story has inspired poets, dramatists, and artists for more than 2, years. Through cunning and guile, she survived to rule Egypt as all of her siblings perished by the wayside. Her famed beauty and charm led to one of the most celebrated romances in history -and the Ancient world’s ultimate tragedy.
Dated to 32 B.C., this coin bearing a portrait of Cleopatra has renewed the debate over whether she was actually beautiful.
It's an irrelevant question, says biographer Joann Fletcher. Pity Duane W. Roller, author of Cleopatra: A Biography. I can just imagine the initial conversation at the Oxford University Press: "We want you to write a biography of Cleopatra, sensuous queen of the Egyptians, famed figure of ancient history." "Excellent, as Professor Emeritus of Greek and Latin at The Ohio State University, I'd be thrilled to delve into a world of intrigue and shifting.
Cleopatra A Biography Duane W. Roller Women in Antiquity. First comprehensive biography to draw solely from the source material from the Greco-Roman period ; Engages with the cultural and historical background of Egypt and the Ptolemies as well as the important figures from the time.
Free download or read online Cleopatra: A Life pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in September 5thand was written by Stacy Schiff. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.
The main characters of this history, biography story are Cleopatra,/5. Cleopatra's Alexandria, in contrast, was a city of dazzling luxury, beauty and culture; of broad, well-shaded avenues, ravishing mosaics, scholarly colleges, an unparalleled library, bookstores Author: Miranda Seymour.
At twenty, Cleopatra was fascinating enough to enthrall Julius Caesar in a single night. A mere history professor doesn't stand a chance -- or a mere book reviewer, even. Even thousands of years after the fact. Cleopatra: A Biography by Duane W. Roller Oxford University Press ISBN: Pages.
Cleopatra Biography Cleopatra VII Philopator (69 BC – Aug 30 BC) was an Egyptian Queen and the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Embroiled in the internal politics of the Roman Empire she was the lover of both Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.
Cleopatra was born in around 69 BC. Her fatherFile Size: KB. Cleopatra: A Life. (Hardcover) Little, Brown & Co.
Formats. Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, iBook, Kindle; Q & A; Media; Order a signed copy; Buy online Stacy Schiff brings to life one of the most intriguing women in the history of the world.
One of the New York Times' '10 Best Books of '. Cleopatra was the one of the most famous Egyptian queens in history. In this lesson, you will learn about her year reign as Queen Of Egypt and how she worked hard in order to make sure her.
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Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history - and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom delivers exhilarating clarity and invites us to look at this character as.
Cleopatra was a Greek-descended Egyptian queen near the turn of the first millennium. While Julius Caesar was trying to unite the world under Rome, Cleopatra was harboring similar hopes for Alexandria. When the rulers met, however, they fell in love and attempted to conquer the world together.
Cleopatra stayed with Caesar until his death in 44 b.c., and afterwards she began the affair with. Biography Book Review: Cleopatra: A Biography by Duane W.
Roller. Pity Duane W. Roller, author of Cleopatra: A Biography.I can just imagine the initial conversation at the Oxford University Press: “We want you to write a biography of Cleopatra, sensuous queen of the Egyptians, famed figure of ancient history.” “Excellent, as Professor Emeritus of Greek and Latin at The Ohio State Author: Elinor Teele.
Cleopatra was queen of a large, rich, highly sophisticated country for more than 20 years, yet almost everything we know about her comes from a legend created by her most deadly enemy, the Roman emperor Augustus.
As author Stacy Schiff points out, it’s as if our only information about Napoleon.