Cleopatra the Great: The Woman Behind the Legend (Paperback)
The subject of myth for more than two millennia, Cleopatra has long been obscured by Roman propaganda, Shakespearean tragedy, and Hollywood glamour. Yet Cleopatra was a woman of passion, magnetism, and political genius, the last and perhaps the greatest Egyptian pharaoh. In Cleopatra the Great, world-renowned Egyptologist Joann Fletcher draws on a wealth of newly discovered information and research to reveal this vital woman as she truly wasa polymath monarch; a potent combination of traditionalist and innovator; an astute futurist; and a ruthless opportunist who would let nothing stand in her way.
Cleopatra the Great tells the story of a turbulent time and the extraordinary woman at its center. Intelligent and compulsively readable, this is an unparalleled biography worthy of one of history's most fascinating leaders: politician, mother, and goddess, the legendary Cleopatra.
About the Author
ProfessorJoann Fletcheris based in theDepartment of Archaeology at the University of York, where she teaches worldmummification and funeraryarchaeology. She is the author ofeight books, includingThe Search for Nefertiti andCleopatra the Great. Among her many televisionappearances, the follow-up program toThe Search For Nefertitiwon a BAFTA, a Royal Television Society Award, and anAssociation for InternationalBroadcasting Award. Most recently, she wrote andpresentedLife and Death in the Valley of the Kingsfor BBC2, and is nowworking on the four-part seriesThe Story of Egyptfor the BBC and PBS.