This beautifully illustrated new biography of Cleopatra draws on literary, archaeological, and art historical evidence to paint an intimate and compelling portrait of the most famous Queen of Egypt.
- Deconstructs the image of Cleopatra to uncover the complex historical figure behind the myth
- Examines Greek, Roman, and Egyptian representations of Cleopatra
- Considers how she was viewed by her contemporaries and how she presented herself
- Incorporates the author’s recent field work at a temple of Cleopatra in Alexandria
- Beautifully illustrated with over 40 images
Wiley; March 2009
- ISBN: 9781444301519
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Cleopatra and Egypt
Series: Blackwell Ancient Lives
- Author: Sally-Ann Ashton
About The Author
Sally-Ann Ashton studied at King’s College London and is currently Senior Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. She has published extensively on many aspects of later periods of Egyptian history and culture, including Ptolemaic royal sculpture from Egypt, the last queens of Egypt, Petrie’s Ptolemaic and Roman Memphis and Roman Egyptomania. She has worked on excavations in Greece, Libya, and Egypt and is currently involved in projects at Karnak temple.