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The Resource Cleopatra : the queen who challenged Rome and conquered eternity, Alberto Angela ; translated by Katherine Gregor

Cleopatra : the queen who challenged Rome and conquered eternity, Alberto Angela ; translated by Katherine Gregor

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Cleopatra : the queen who challenged Rome and conquered eternity
Title
Cleopatra
Title remainder
the queen who challenged Rome and conquered eternity
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Angela ; translated by Katherine Gregor
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"One of Italy's most revered cultural figures reconstructs the extraordinary life of the legendary Cleopatra at the height of her power in this epic story of passion, intrigue, betrayal, and war. Our world today would not be the same without Cleopatra. While she is one of the most famous figures in history, the legendary Egyptian queen remains, in many ways, an enigma. In this mesmerizing history, Alberto Angela offers a fresh and dynamic portrait of this extraordinary ruler, revealing a strikingly modern woman born in an ancient era and skilled in the art of diplomacy and war, who would conquer the heart of a general-Marc Antony-and Rome itself. Cleopatra focuses on a twenty-year period that marked a sweeping change in Roman history, beginning with the assassination of Julius Caesar that led to the end of the Republic, and ending with the suicides of Antony and Cleopatra and the birth of the Augustan Empire. Angela brings the people, stories, customs, and traditions of this fascinating period alive as he transports us to the chaotic streets of the capital of the ancient world, the exotic port of Alexandria in Egypt, and to the bloody battlefields where an empire was won and lost. Meticulously researched and rich with vivid detail, this sweeping history, reminiscent of the works of Simon Schama, Mary Beard's SPQR, and Tom Holland's Rubicon, recreates this remarkable era and the woman at its turbulent center"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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ICU/DLC
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1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Angela, Alberto
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Angela, Alberto
  • Gregor, Katherine,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cleopatra
  • Cleopatra
  • Queens
  • Egypt
  • Rome
  • Queens
  • Egypt
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Cleopatra : the queen who challenged Rome and conquered eternity, Alberto Angela ; translated by Katherine Gregor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The twilight of a republic -- The death of Caesar -- Rome in chaos -- Cleopatra returns to Alexandria -- Cleopatra remembers Caesar -- The battle of Philippi -- Cleopatra and Antony meet -- True love -- The start of a nightmare -- The battle of Actium -- The end of Antony and Cleopatra -- The dawn of an empire
Control code
1155165611
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperVia edition
Extent
xii, 426 pages
Isbn
9780062984227
Lccn
2020048906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030507673
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1155165611
Label
Cleopatra : the queen who challenged Rome and conquered eternity, Alberto Angela ; translated by Katherine Gregor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The twilight of a republic -- The death of Caesar -- Rome in chaos -- Cleopatra returns to Alexandria -- Cleopatra remembers Caesar -- The battle of Philippi -- Cleopatra and Antony meet -- True love -- The start of a nightmare -- The battle of Actium -- The end of Antony and Cleopatra -- The dawn of an empire
Control code
1155165611
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperVia edition
Extent
xii, 426 pages
Isbn
9780062984227
Lccn
2020048906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030507673
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1155165611

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