Cleopatras traces the turbulent lives of the famous Cleopatra's historically important namesakes, particularly the earlier Macedonian and Ptolemaic Cleopatra's and the impact of the dynastic marriages on the history of the Hellenistic world. Dr Whitehorne also examines current views about Cleopatra VII suicide and considers the growing political significance of royal women in the last three centuries B.C.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1994