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The Resource Cleopatra of Egypt : from history to myth, edited by Susan Walker and Peter Higgs

Cleopatra of Egypt : from history to myth, edited by Susan Walker and Peter Higgs

Label
Cleopatra of Egypt : from history to myth
Title
Cleopatra of Egypt
Title remainder
from history to myth
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Walker and Peter Higgs
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide on Octavian's capture of Egypt in 30 BC. The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt as Hellenistic Greek kings and Egyptian pharaohs for 300 years, Cleopatra created her own mythology, becoming an icon in her own lifetime and even more so after her death. This book explores the ways in which she was depicted in antiquity, within the context of the iconography of contemporary coinage, statues and other images of Egyptian, Greek and Roman rulers, and then examines the image of Cleopatra from the Renaissance to modern times, as seen in plays, opera, painting, ceramics and even jewellery. New research has revealed ten Egyptian-style images of Cleopatra, seven of which are shown here"--
  • "Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide on Octavian's capture of Egypt in 30 BC. The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt as Hellenistic Greek kings and Egyptian pharaohs for 300 years, Cleopatra created her own mythology, becoming an icon in her own lifetime and even more so after her death. This book explores the ways in which she was depicted in antiquity, within the context of the iconography of contemporary coinage, statues and other images of Egyptian, Greek and Roman rulers, and then examines the image of Cleopatra from the Renaissance to modern times, as seen in plays, opera, painting, ceramics and even jewellery. New research has revealed ten Egyptian-style images of Cleopatra, seven of which are shown here."--BOOK JACKET
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Book jacket
Cataloging source
UUS
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Higgs, Peter
  • Walker, Susan
  • Palazzo Ruspoli (Rome, Italy)
  • British Museum
  • Field Museum of Natural History
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  • Queens
  • Cleopatra
  • Egypt
Label
Cleopatra of Egypt : from history to myth, edited by Susan Walker and Peter Higgs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog coincides with the exhibit held at Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome, Oct. 12, 2000-Feb. 25, 2000, British Museum, London, Apr. 12-Aug. 28, 2001 and the Field Museum, Chicago, Oct. 20, 2001-Mar. 2, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references(pages 372-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • reflections of reality
  • Susan Walker
  • Identifying the Egyptian-style Ptolemaic queens
  • Sally-Ann Ashton
  • 'Spoiling the Egyptians' :
  • Octavian and Cleopatra
  • J.H.C. Williams
  • Searching for Cleopatra's image :
  • classical portraits in stone
  • Peter Higgs
  • Sins of the fathers :
  • Was Cleopatra beautiful?
  • The conflicting answers of numismatics
  • Guy Weill Goudchaux
  • Egyptian influences in Italy
  • Carla Alfano
  • Anything truth can do, we can do better :
  • the Cleopatra legend
  • Christopher Pelling
  • The myth of Cleopatra since the Renaissance
  • Mary Hamer
  • the inheritance of Cleopatra, last queen of Egypt
  • Andrew Meadows
  • Alexandria
  • John Ray
  • Cleopatra's subtle religious strategy
  • Guy Weill Goudchaux
  • Cleopatra's images :
Control code
48713747
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780691088358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Cleopatra of Egypt : from history to myth, edited by Susan Walker and Peter Higgs
Publication
Note
Catalog coincides with the exhibit held at Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome, Oct. 12, 2000-Feb. 25, 2000, British Museum, London, Apr. 12-Aug. 28, 2001 and the Field Museum, Chicago, Oct. 20, 2001-Mar. 2, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references(pages 372-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • reflections of reality
  • Susan Walker
  • Identifying the Egyptian-style Ptolemaic queens
  • Sally-Ann Ashton
  • 'Spoiling the Egyptians' :
  • Octavian and Cleopatra
  • J.H.C. Williams
  • Searching for Cleopatra's image :
  • classical portraits in stone
  • Peter Higgs
  • Sins of the fathers :
  • Was Cleopatra beautiful?
  • The conflicting answers of numismatics
  • Guy Weill Goudchaux
  • Egyptian influences in Italy
  • Carla Alfano
  • Anything truth can do, we can do better :
  • the Cleopatra legend
  • Christopher Pelling
  • The myth of Cleopatra since the Renaissance
  • Mary Hamer
  • the inheritance of Cleopatra, last queen of Egypt
  • Andrew Meadows
  • Alexandria
  • John Ray
  • Cleopatra's subtle religious strategy
  • Guy Weill Goudchaux
  • Cleopatra's images :
Control code
48713747
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780691088358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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