Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley

By Joyce Tyldesley

The Romans seemed her as “fatale monstrum”—a deadly omen. Pascal acknowledged the form of her nostril replaced the background of the area. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. yet who used to be Cleopatra, really?
We nearly consider that we all know Cleopatra, yet our distorted snapshot of a self-destructive good looks does no justice to Cleopatra’s precise genius. In Cleopatra, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley bargains an abruptly vibrant portrait of a skillful Egyptian ruler. Stripping away our preconceptions, a lot of them as outdated as Egypt’s Roman conquerors, Cleopatra is an impressive biography of a so much impressive queen.

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Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt

The Romans looked her as “fatale monstrum”—a deadly omen. Pascal stated the form of her nostril replaced the historical past of the area. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. yet who was once Cleopatra, really?
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