Sterling Biographies®: Cleopatra: Egypt's Last and Greatest Queen

by Susan Blackaby

Paperback, 2009

Status

Available

Local notes

921 CLE

Collection

Publication

Sterling (2009), Paperback, 128 pages

Description

At once daring, clever, smart, rich, determined, and rash, Cleopatra is one of history's most fascinating figures. Here, children will find out all about: -   The Ptolemy Dynasty into which she was born, its traditions and infighting -   The role of women in ancient Egypt -   How she ascended to, and maintained her place on, the throne -   Her relationships with both Caesar and Mark Antony and the political repercussions of these affairs within the Roman Empire and Egypt -   Her death in Alexandria -   And much more, all beautifully illustrated

Language

Physical description

128 p.; 7.4 inches

ISBN

1402757107 / 9781402757105

Barcode

5640

User reviews

LibraryThing member sschreur
Has in-depth information that suits older children (I am not sure it should even be in the children's section) and a decent format. However, there are few citations and the book gives in to the stereotype of Cleopatra's death by snake which is hotly contested in the academic world. In fact, many scholars believe that to be a myth and that the truth is far less dramatic.… (more)

Pages

128

Rating

(2 ratings; 3.5)
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