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Publisher Comments:

Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.

Synopsis:

Fifty years before the birth of Christ, in the splendid Egyptian city of Alexandria, there reigned a young queen: Cleopatra. Astute and talented, she was educated in the Greek and Egyptian traditions and bred to politics. Through her love affairs first with the Roman ruler Julius Caesar and then with the rebel general Mark Antony, she sought to protect her nation against the threat of Rome, until the day in 30 B.C. when the Roman legions stood at the gates of the city. Antony committed suicide; Cleopatra was found dead; Egypt fell to Rome. Threading her way between history and myth, Edith Flamarion retraces the life of one of the most celebrated women of all time.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-153) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810928053
Translator:
Bonfante-Warren, Alexandra
Author:
Bonfante-Warren, Alexandra
Author:
Flamarion, Edith
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Egypt History 332-30 B.C.
Subject:
Reinas
Subject:
Cleopatra
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Edition Description:
Harry Abrams
Series:
Discoveries Harry Abrams
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.99x4.93x.41 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fifty years before the birth of Christ, in the splendid Egyptian city of Alexandria, there reigned a young queen: Cleopatra. Astute and talented, she was educated in the Greek and Egyptian traditions and bred to politics. Through her love affairs first with the Roman ruler Julius Caesar and then with the rebel general Mark Antony, she sought to protect her nation against the threat of Rome, until the day in 30 B.C. when the Roman legions stood at the gates of the city. Antony committed suicide; Cleopatra was found dead; Egypt fell to Rome. Threading her way between history and myth, Edith Flamarion retraces the life of one of the most celebrated women of all time.
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