By Sally-Ann Ashton
This fantastically illustrated new biography of Cleopatra attracts on literary, archaeological, and artwork ancient facts to color an intimate and compelling portrait of the main well-known Queen of Egypt.
- Deconstructs just like Cleopatra to discover the complicated old determine in the back of the parable
- Examines Greek, Roman, and Egyptian representations of Cleopatra
- Considers how she was once considered by means of her contemporaries and the way she offered herself
- Incorporates the author’s contemporary box paintings at a temple of Cleopatra in Alexandria
- Beautifully illustrated with over forty images
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There are also blocks attributed to Ptolemy XII from the site (Petrie Museum UC 14523), possibly from the south gateway, which may also have been associated with the building of the Geb shrine. Cleopatra too would dedicate a Geb shrine at Koptos. 7 The temple of Horus, Edfu. The pylon shows an image of Ptolemy XII smiting his enemies Cleopatra showed no interest in completing or being associated with other projects that were started by her father, and it has been suggested that the queen targeted specific deities (Ray 2001).
Horace was a member of a literary circle that was patronized by Augustus. ” Another of the inner circle of Augustus was the poet Sextus Aurelius Propertius who was born between 54–47 bce and died in 16 bce. He mentions Cleopatra in his love poems ( Jones 2006: 169–76). Propertius frequently referred to Cleopatra’s alleged sexual deviations and debauchery, showing that this part of the myth was an early development. Also immediately after the death of Cleopatra, the historian and geographer Strabo visited Egypt between 25 and 19 bce and mentions Cleopatra in several sections of Geography.
In the Alexandrian War (33) Caesar states that he appointed the two siblings Ptolemy and Cleopatra as rulers, as designated in the will of Ptolemy XII. ” In Caesar’s Civil Wars, there is a commentary on the situation in Ptolemaic Egypt immediately before the arrival of the Romans in Alexandria. Within the context of Pompey’s death Caesar wrote: “As it happened, King Ptolemy was there, a mere boy, who was waging war with large forces against his sister Cleopatra. A few months ago, by means of his intimates and favourites he had expelled her from king’s daughter, king’s sister, great royal wife 43 his kingdom.