By John Whitehorne
Cleopatras lines the turbulent lives and careers of those traditionally vital girls, reading particularly the sooner Macedonian and Ptolemaic Cleopatras, and the impression in their dynastic marriages at the background of the Hellenistic global. John Whitehorne additionally evaluates present perspectives of Cleopatra VII's dramatic suicide, and considers the evolving political importance of royal girls within the final 3 centuries BC.
Clearly and engagingly written, Cleopatras unearths the real value to the ruling dynasties of the 34 identified Cleopatras who weren't Cleopatra the good, and illuminates a few interesting yet little-known features of historical Greek and Egyptian background alongside the way.
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Even though there are various books written concerning the most renowned Cleopatra, this can be the one research in English dedicated to her much less famous yet both illustrious namesakes. Cleopatras lines the turbulent lives and careers of those traditionally very important ladies, interpreting specifically the sooner Macedonian and Ptolemaic Cleopatras, and the impression in their dynastic marriages at the historical past of the Hellenistic global.
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Cleopatras by John Whitehorne