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Cleopatra—a courageous, astute, and fascinating girl 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 kingdom so long as she could—continues to fascinate centuries after she governed Egypt. those wide-ranging essays discover such issues as Cleopatra's debatable journey to Rome, her suicide through snake chew, and the afterlife of her love potions. They view Cleopatra from the Egyptian viewpoint, and look at the reception in Rome of Egyptian tradition, specially of its faith and structure. They speak about movies approximately her, and examine what encouraged Egyptomania in early sleek artwork. jointly, those essays light up Cleopatra's legacy and illustrate the way it has been used and reused during the centuries.

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