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By Queen of Egypt Cleopatra; Miles, Margaret M.; Queen of Egypt Cleopatra

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Cleopatra—a courageous, astute, and fascinating lady who spoke many languages, entertained lavishly, hunted, went into conflict, eradicated siblings to consolidate her strength, and held off the specter of Imperial Rome to guard her nation so long as she could—continues to fascinate centuries after she governed Egypt. those wide-ranging essays discover such themes as Cleopatra’s arguable journey to Rome, her suicide by means of snake chunk, and the afterlife of her love potions. They view Cleopatra from the Egyptian point of view, and view the reception in Rome of Egyptian tradition, in particular of its faith and structure. They talk about motion pictures approximately her, and examine what encouraged Egyptomania in early glossy artwork. jointly, those essays light up Cleopatra’s legacy and illustrate the way it has been used and reused in the course of the centuries.

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10. E. Iversen, The Myth of Egypt and Its Hieroglyphs in European Tradition (1961, repr. 1993): 62–63; I. D. Rowland, The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in SixteenthCentury Rome (1998): 46–59. 11. Iversen (1961): 67; Rowland (1998): 60–67. 12. See Brian A. Curran’s essay below. 13. L. Hughes-Hallett, Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions (1990): 202–16, provides a useful overview; discussed also by Giuseppe Pucci in his essay below. 14. J. Pomeroy, “Forging a Career in the Sixteenth Century: Lavinia Fontana of Bologna,” Women in the Arts 16 (1998): 4–8.

Black, The British Abroad: The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century (1992); also E. Chaney, The Evolution of the Grand Tour (1998).  Starkey and J. , Travellers in Egypt (2001). 16. For an overview with extensive bibliography, D. Dykstra, “The French occupation of Egypt, 1798–1801,” in M. W. , The Cambridge History of Egypt, vol. 2 (1998): 113–38; for accounts of the motivations and politics of the campaign, A. Schom, Napoleon Bonaparte (1997): 71–188, and Cleopatra in Egypt, Europe, and New York 19 M.

Would she, otherwise, have remained indefinitely? Who was running the country in Egypt? An even more intriguing question suggests itself. How is it that, when Cleopatra did return, after having left Egypt in an unsettled condition, having been away for more than a year and a half, and with her powerful paramour now dead, she apparently picked up the pieces in her homeland without encountering dissent or difficulty?

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