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The Resource Cleopatra and Antony : power, love, and politics in the ancient world, Diana Preston

Cleopatra and Antony : power, love, and politics in the ancient world, Diana Preston

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Cleopatra and Antony : power, love, and politics in the ancient world
Title
Cleopatra and Antony
Title remainder
power, love, and politics in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Diana Preston
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the world's best-remembered celebrity couple, set against the political backdrop of their time. In 30 BCE, the 39-year-old queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took her own life rather than be paraded in chains through Rome by her conqueror, the future first emperor Augustus. A few days earlier, her lover of eleven years, Mark Antony, had himself committed suicide. Historian Diana Preston explores the lives and times of a couple whose names--two millennia later--still invoke passion and intrigue. Preston views this drama as an integral part of the military, political, and ideological struggle that culminated in the rise of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra ruled Egypt with political shrewdness. Her affair with Julius Caesar linked Egypt with Rome; in the aftermath of the civil war following Caesar's murder, her alliance with Antony, and his split with Octavian, set the stage for the end of the Roman Republic.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 932/.0210922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cleopatra and Antony : power, love, and politics in the ancient world, Diana Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Doubleday, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-318) and index
Contents
I. Dynasty of eagles. Keeping it in the family ; Siblings and Sibylline prophecies -- II. Romulus' cesspit. The race for glory ; "Odi et amo" ; Crossing the Rubicon -- III. Queen of Egypt, mistress of Rome. Like a virgin ; The Alexandrian War ; "Veni, vidi, vici" ; "Slave of the times" ; The Ides of March -- IV. Isis alone. "Flight of the queen" ; Ruler of the East -- V> Taming Heracles. Mighty Aphrodite ; "Give it to Fulvia" ; Single mother ; "The awful calamity" -- VI> Gods of the East. Sun and Moon ; "Theatrical, overdone, and anti-Roman" ; "A woman of Egypt" ; The Battle of Actium ; After Actium ; Death on the Nile ; "Too many Caesars is not a good thing" -- Postscript: "This pair so famous" -- Appendix: Putting a face to a famous name -- Who was who in the first century BC
Control code
236340973
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 333 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802717382
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009005612
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), map
System control number
(OCoLC)236340973
Label
Cleopatra and Antony : power, love, and politics in the ancient world, Diana Preston
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Doubleday, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-318) and index
Contents
I. Dynasty of eagles. Keeping it in the family ; Siblings and Sibylline prophecies -- II. Romulus' cesspit. The race for glory ; "Odi et amo" ; Crossing the Rubicon -- III. Queen of Egypt, mistress of Rome. Like a virgin ; The Alexandrian War ; "Veni, vidi, vici" ; "Slave of the times" ; The Ides of March -- IV. Isis alone. "Flight of the queen" ; Ruler of the East -- V> Taming Heracles. Mighty Aphrodite ; "Give it to Fulvia" ; Single mother ; "The awful calamity" -- VI> Gods of the East. Sun and Moon ; "Theatrical, overdone, and anti-Roman" ; "A woman of Egypt" ; The Battle of Actium ; After Actium ; Death on the Nile ; "Too many Caesars is not a good thing" -- Postscript: "This pair so famous" -- Appendix: Putting a face to a famous name -- Who was who in the first century BC
Control code
236340973
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 333 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802717382
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009005612
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), map
System control number
(OCoLC)236340973

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