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Cleopatra: A Biography (Women in Antiquity)
Duane W. Roller
Oxford University Press, USA
Hooray for strong women!!!
You will experience the drama of that fascinating, ancient age in this fresh look at Cleopatra. This book should be picked up not only by courses in classical history, but by Women's Studies classes everywhere. This carefully researched and scholarly history makes clear that the Hollywood version is only partially accurate - Cleopatra chose to see to it she was educated as well as any man, and ...
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C. (The Royal Diaries)
i did not buy this book from amazon i checked it out at a library. this is an AWESOME BOOK! i am definitely going to read it again! :-D
The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel
St. Martin's Griffin
I could repeat the other reviewers, but I will not. I read this and LOVED IT. I loved the HBO Series Rome, and my friend, said she thought Cleopatra was inaccurately portrayed, and cited this book. Well I read this book, having always been interested in ancient Egypt, and I absolutely loved it. I felt like it was historically and culturally rich, and it was a juicy read as well. I can't imagine ...
Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Three Rivers Press
This novel was so engrossing... it swept me away! I could not put it down this vivid and fascinating book.
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran Historical -Sept. 15th 2009 5 stars After the death of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, Cleopatra's daughter Selene and Alexander are sent to Rome to take part in Caesar's triumphant parade. Told through Selene's perspective, Moran tells the tale of two children struggling to adapt to a different world and their journey to adulthood. This novel was so ...
Antony and Cleopatra (The Pelican Shakespeare)
One of the classics, what else can I say? Sure, a bit melodramatic, but this is Shakespear after all.
Henry Rider Haggard
General Books LLC
Wonderful Historical Novel
The other reviewer did a great job. I agree totally. Normally I would not be attracted to another story about Cleopatra, but I love Haggard's novels, his writing style, character development. I bought this for my Kindle and was surprised at the wonder, complex, multi-dimensional story. Hard to put down. Characters come alive and you experience the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Haggard is a first ...
Antony and Cleopatra: A Novel (Masters of Rome)
Simon & Schuster
Las book about Julios Cesar story.
I love the way Colleen writes, bringing to life time so far away in an understandable actual way.
brilliantly illustrated history
Diane's Stanley's illustrations are masterful, incredibly detailed, and wonderfully expressive; every page (except for the two useful maps) is covered with either spreads that have been delicately painted to look like tile work, as can be seen on the marvelous cover, or has large and intricate paintings, with so much in its compositions that one can look at them repeatedly and find new things to ...
Antony and Cleopatra (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Simon & Schuster
Each edition includes: · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast ...
Jacob Abbott was born in Hallowell, Maine in 1803. He was a writer of children's books. Abbott was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College. In 1829 he founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston. Abbott was also a Congregational minister. His writing encompasses juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. Cleopatra's ...
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
This reissue of this popular Shakespeare classic features a New Overview of Shakespeare's works by Sylvan Barnet, former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University; an updated bibliography; suggested references; and stage and film history.
Cleopatra - A Biography
The book that started it all...
for me anyway. I received this book as part of a collection put together on women in history. I had never read much on Cleopatra, which is surprising because since childhood I have read extensively on Ancient Greece and Egypt, but never more than touched on the subject of Cleopatra, so my prior knowledge of her was the legend, ie. the seduction of Julius Caesar, a life of sumptuous life and ...
Antony and Cleopatra
Replaces Hamlet as my favorite Shakespeare play.
Cleopatra may be a somewhat ambiguous female character, but I totally loved her, and Bill's portrayal of her. I don't know if he expected the reader to judge her, but I suspect not. The harshest criticism of her comes from Octavius Caesar, who himself doesn't do a single noble thing throughout the whole play. She is fully aware of the fact that she is a sensual, passionate woman- which has no ...
Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt
Beautiful, mysterious, and tragic, Cleopatra remains one of the most mesmerizing women of all time?and here is her story, based on the latest archaeological research. Secrets unfold in the official companion book to the new exhibition cosponsored by National Geographic, opening in Philadelphia in May 2010 and touring the United States for several years. Written by the inimitable Zahi Hawass in collaboration with underwater archaeologist Franck ...
Antony & Cleopatra (No Fear Shakespeare)
Half the Man He Used to Be
Antony used to be a rugged soldier and brilliant general, but what has he done lately? He has become Cleopatra's playboy who is entranced by her charms and sensuality. When it comes time to fight the battle to win the world, Antony finds himself weakened and confused by such a queen. She follows Antony into battle because she wants to play soldier, but then she becomes afraid and runs away as ...
The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra
Simon & Schuster
Awesome Series, Great Book
The whole Masters of Rome series by Mrs. McCullough is awesome. I have read the whole series twice (6 books), and plan on reading them again in a year or so.
You Wouldn't Want to Be Cleopatra!: An Egyptian Ruler You'd Rather Not Be (You Wouldn't Want to...)
I ordered this book for my 10 year old daughter for a project on Cleopatra. She could not put it down, and kept saying: Listen to this!.Excellent book.
Cleopatra: A Life
Little, Brown and Company
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, ...
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
The last queen of the Nile
Of the famous women in history, the one that's either at the top of the list or at least in the top five would be Cleopatra. Does she truly merit this fame, or is all image and little substance. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle. Joyce Tyldesley's biography of the celebrated Queen of the Nile suffers from the same problem that most Cleopatra biographers face: there is very ...
Cleopatra and Antony: Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World
Walker & Company
A Realistic Look at the Era of Cleopatra and Antony
I have read several books on this couple, some of them more fanciful than perhaps realistic and I thought Colleen McCullough had covered these people fairly well, but this book truly sets the politics, morals and interests of that era. Ms. Preston did extensive research which she documents very well in the Notes and Sources and probably has done the best arranging of the idiosyncrasies and ...
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