Cleopatra The Great: The Woman Behind The Legend
In this mesmerizing biography, Egyptologist Joann Fletcher draws on a wealth of newly discovered information and research to reveal this vital woman as she truly was, from her first meeting with Julius Caesar to her legendary death by snakebite. Cleopatra the Great tells the story of a turbulent time and the extraordinary woman at its center. Yet our understanding of Cleopatra has been obscured by Roman propaganda, Shakespearean tragedy, and Hollywood glamour. Intelligent and compulsively readable, here is an unparalleled biography worthy of its subject.
Joann Fletcher is an honorary research and teaching fellow at the University of York, where she teaches Egyptian funerary archaeology and mummification. The author of numerous articles and books, she also lectures widely.
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Cleopatra the Great : The Woman Behind the Legend
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Seller Inventory Book Description Harper, Seller Inventory M Cleopatra the Great tells the story of a turbulent time and the extraordinary woman at its centre. She was Greek by descent — the last, and greatest, Egyptian pharaoh. But our understanding of her has been obscured by Roman propaganda, Shakespearean tragedy and Hollywood, with little attempt to tell her true story — until now.
In the first biography for over thirty years, Joann Fletcher draws on a wealth of overlooked detail and the latest research to reveal Cleopatra as she truly was, from her first meeting with Julius Caesar to her legendary death by snakebite. Joann Fletcher discovers the real woman behind the myth.
The writing was a bit rough at times - with too much reliance on "no doubt" and other phrases that ironically show doubt - I felt like a got a fairly good picture of Cleopatra from this biography. The writing also spends WAY too much space describing feasts. It seemed like a couple of bios on Cleopatra came out around the same time and I had never thought much about reading one even as much as I like biographies.
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