Cleopatra VII (69-30 BC) Egyptian queen (of Macedonian descent), last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. Daughter of Ptolemy XII, she ruled with her two brother-husbands, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, both of whom she had killed, and with her son Ptolemy XV or Caesarion (44-30). This biography concentrates on the fascinating aspect of Cleopatra's ever-shifting identity. A master of self-presentation, she was the first to craft for herself an image or, to be precise, a number of images. Depending on the audience, she might present herself as a goddess, a political leader, or an alluring and exotic woman. Roman statesmen likewise manipulated Cleopatra's image for their own political ends. The tension embodied in our sources for Cleopatra's life make her story especially captivating.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781904950257
Categories Biographies and Memoirs, BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, WBD
Author(s) Prudence J. Jones
Publisher Life and Times
Pages 159
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.8cm x 1.0cm x 19.8cm
Weight 0.32 kg
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