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Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
Publisher: Dover Pubns;

All for Love: The World Well Lost
by John Dryden, William-Alan Landes
Publisher: Players Press;

Caesar and Cleopatra: A History
Caesar and Cleopatra: A History
by George Bernard Shaw
Book Description: The complete five-act version of Caesar and Cleopatra for performance and study includes both prologues and the author's own stage directions and explanatory notes. Elizabeth T. Forter's introduction focuses on Shaw's calculated and integral development of the plot, juxtaposition of characters, and use of dramatic devices to convey the play's central theme, the measure of the truly heroic. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Bernard Shaw, and a selected bibliography.
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.42 x 7.72 x 5.05
Publisher: Viking Press; Reprint edition (June 1950)
ISBN: 014045036X
Cleopatra: The Life and Loves of the World's Most Powerful Woman
by Elizabeth D. Benchley
Book Description: While the story of Cleopatra's life as the classic female fatale has become legendary, this book reveals the real story behind the mythical woman, following Cleopatra from her childhood to her ascension as Queen of Egypt and then the Roman Empire. It presents details of Cleopatra's upbringing while also uncovering her relationships with world leaders and her ability to translate beauty and charm into power. Since Cleopatra is recognized as the first person to introduce the mystery of exotic Egypt into Western culture, an examination of how the enchantment, magic, and eroticism of ancient Egypt molded her personality and approach to the throne is included.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Astrolog Pub House; (December )
ISBN: 9654941457

by Ernle Bradford
Book Description: Cleopatra was an intellectual, an astute politician, and a powerful Queen of Egypt, but most people remember her primarily as a seductress. In this illuminating biography, Ernle Bradford suggests that Cleopatra's prurient reputation was likely manufactured by the conquering Romans to discredit her name after her death. Cleopatra's whole life was devoted to Egypt. Even though she was probably Greek, not Egyptian, by birth, she was the first of her dynasty to learn the language of the country over which she ruled. Only seventeen years old when she came to the throne in 51 B.C., she watched the savage struggle then raging between Caesar and Pompey and hoped that Rome would destroy itself in the process. Bradford's detailed exploration of the powers of this legendary queen is captivating and illuminating.
Paperback: 279 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 9.74 x 7.48
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); Reissue edition (July 3, )
ISBN: 014139014X

Cleopatra: Beyond the Myth
Cleopatra: Beyond the Myth
by Michel Chauveau, David Lorton (Translator)
Hardcover: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 8.52 x 5.70
Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr;
ISBN: 0801438675
Cleopatra: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh
by Edith Flamarion, Alexandra Bonfante-Warren (Translator)
Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 6.99 x 4.93
Publisher: Harry N Abrams;
ISBN: 0810928051

Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend
by Laura Foreman, Franck Goddio
Founded in the late 4th century B.C. by its namesake, the conquering Alexander of Macedon, the Egyptian city of Alexandria enjoyed a near-perfect site: "a flat and narrow limestone expanse at the edge of the Nile delta, some thirty miles west of the great river's westernmost branch" that stood before a superb deep-water harbor. The Ptolemaic dynasty that Alexander founded produced, three centuries later, Egypt's last true pharaoh, Cleopatra, who built on the site fabulous structures of marble, granite, precious gems and metals, and glasswork--a palace complex renowned throughout the ancient world. Cleopatra, writes Laura Foreman, was both "a hard-headed pragmatist and at the same time a devout mystic," a stern ruler whose position was constantly challenged by rivals to the throne and the ever-expanding Roman empire alike. Caught on the losing side in a power struggle between the Roman generals Octavian and Antony, Cleopatra committed suicide; with her death came the end of Ptolemaic power.

History did not forget her, but the elements (particularly the rising Mediterranean sea) swallowed up much of the ancient city of Alexandria. In the late 1980s, an international team of archaeologists began to excavate the underwater ruins of ancient Alexandria. Foreman documents their work in this richly illustrated, well-written reconstruction of the ancient past, a book that armchair Egyptologists will find irresistible. --Gregory McNamee -
Hardcover: 216 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 10.31 x 10.43
Publisher: Discovery Books; (March )
ISBN: 0679462600

Cleopatra Paper Doll
by Tom Tierney
Listed under Paper Dolls

by E. E. Rice
Book Description: This concise biography covers the Queen's early rule with father, brothers and husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, to her romantic liaison with Julius Caesar to her tragic suicide with an asp after Anthony fell upon his sword.

Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth
Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth
by Susan Walker (Editor), Peter Higgs (Editor), R. G. W. Anderson
Book Description:
Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C. The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt for three centuries, Cleopatra created her own mythology. She became an icon in her own lifetime and a legend after her death.

This lavishly illustrated catalogue coincides with a major international exhibition celebrating images of Cleopatra. It explores how she was depicted during her own era, in works ranging from coins to life-size sculpture. Exciting new discoveries are featured--including seven Egyptian-style statues believed to represent Cleopatra, and two portraits probably commissioned while she was living in Rome with Julius Caesar. The book also examines interpretations of Cleopatra from the Renaissance to modern times, as seen in paintings, ceramics, jewelry, plays, operas, and film. In addition, recent archaeological finds from Alexandria (Cleopatra's capital) and from Rome illustrate aspects of life in Cleopatra's day. 
Hardcover: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.38 x 11.67 x 9.36
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; (May 14, )
ISBN: 0691088357

Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra: History and Society Under the Ptolemies
Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra: History and Society Under the Ptolemies
by Michel Chauveau, David Lorton
Paperback from Cornell Univ Pr
Life of Antony
by Plutarch (Author), C. B. R. Pelling (Editor)
Book Description: Pelling presents the Greek text of Plutarch's Life of Antony, a work remarkable for its colorful narrative and vivid characterization of Antony and Cleopatra. Although mostly concerned with the literary merit of the Life, the text is accompanied by an extensive introduction that sets the work in its historical perspective and by detailed commentary that explains points of linguistic difficulty. Especially interesting is Pelling's discussion of the influence of the Life on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, whose conception of the character and destiny of its protagonist is almost wholly shaped by Plutarch's work.
Hardcover: 338 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 7.75 x 5.25
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (June 1988)
ISBN: 0521240662
Nefertiti and Cleopatra: Queen Monarchs of Ancient Egypt
by Julia Samson
Paperback from David Brown Book Co
Phoenix: Cleopatra
Phoenix: Cleopatra
by Michael Grant
Book Description:
Queen of Egypt, scholar, murderer, lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony...the perfect subject for distinguished historian Grant, who debunks the image of a wayward woman and replaces it with a brilliant linguist and strategist. 
Paperback from Sterling
The Warrior Queens
by Antonia Fraser
Listed under Women at War
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