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Cleopatra and Rome

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674032361

Publication Date: 05/31/2009

Academic Trade

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

42 color illustrations, 29 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Prologue: From Carpet to Asp
  • 1. Cleopatra Superstar
  • 2. The Major Players
  • 3. The Supporting Cast
  • 4. The Professionals
  • 5. Cleopatra Architecta
  • 6. Alexandria on the Tiber
  • 7. Living the Inimitable Life
  • 8. Ersatz Alexanders in Egypt and Rome
  • 9. “Queen of Kings”: Cleopatra Thea Neotera
  • 10. Even Death Won’t Part Us Now
  • 11. Egyptomania!
  • 12. Divine Alter Egos
  • 13. A Roman Pharaoh and a Roman Emperor
  • 14. Rome on the Tiber
  • 15. Death, Dynasty, and a Roman Dendera
  • 16. Competing with Cleopatra on Coins
  • 17. Princesses and Power Hair
  • 18. Regina Romana
  • 19. From Asp to Eternity
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Illustration Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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