The Last Queens of Egypt

The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who ruled Egypt for 300 years, Cleopatra is the most famous of the Ptolomaic queens But what of her predecessors The Last Queens of Egypt examines the roles played by the Ptolemaic royal women and explores their part in religion, politics and court intrigue Explaining their propensity for incest, murder and power, Sally Ann Ashton showThe last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who ruled Egypt for 300 years, Cleopatra is the most famous of the Ptolomaic queens But what of her predecessors The Last Queens of Egypt examines the roles played by the Ptolemaic royal women and explores their part in religion, politics and court intrigue Explaining their propensity for incest, murder and power, Sally Ann Ashton shows the extent of the power they enjoyed, the price they paid, and how they shaped Cleopatra s reign.
The Last Queens of Egypt The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who ruled Egypt for years Cleopatra is the most famous of the Ptolomaic queens But what of her predecessors The Last Queens of Egypt examines the roles played b

  • Title: The Last Queens of Egypt
  • Author: Sally-Ann Ashton
  • ISBN: 9780582772106
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Last Queens of Egypt”

    1. This book is not what I'd expected. Only half of a chapter contained short biographies of the different Cleopatra's in the Ptolemy dynasty. A large part of the book is dedicated to descriptions and interpretations of remaining statues of the different Cleopatra's, mainly the first ones and the last. In my opinion it's not really about the Cleopatra's in the title, but more about the world in which they lived.

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