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Cleopatra and Antony

Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World
Preston, Diana (Book - 2009 )
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The story of the world's best-remembered celebrity couple, set against the political backdrop of their time. Historian Diana Preston explores the lives and times of a couple whose names--two millennia later--still invoke passion and intrigue. Preston views this drama as an integral part of the military, political, and ideological struggle that culminated in the rise of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra ruled Egypt with political shrewdness. Her affair with Julius Caesar linked Egypt with Rome; in the aftermath of the civil war following Caesar's murder, her alliance with Antony, and his split with Octavian, set the stage for the end of the Roman Republic.--From publisher description.
Authors: Preston, Diana, 1952-
Title: Cleopatra and Antony
power, love, and politics in the ancient world
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: viii, 333 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 25 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Doubleday, 2008
Contents: I. Dynasty of eagles. Keeping it in the family ; Siblings and Sibylline prophecies
II. Romulus' cesspit. The race for glory ; "Odi et amo" ; Crossing the Rubicon
III. Queen of Egypt, mistress of Rome. Like a virgin ; The Alexandrian War ; "Veni, vidi, vici" ; "Slave of the times" ; The Ides of March
IV. Isis alone. "Flight of the queen" ; Ruler of the East
V. Taming Heracles. Mighty Aphrodite ; "Give it to Fulvia" ; Single mother ; "The awful calamity"
VI. Gods of the East. Sun and Moon ; "Theatrical, overdone, and anti-Roman" ; "A woman of Egypt" ; The Battle of Actium ; After Actium ; Death on the Nile ; "Too many Caesars is not a good thing"
Postscript: "This pair so famous"
Appendix: Putting a face to a famous name
Who was who in the first century BC
Summary: The story of the world's best-remembered celebrity couple, set against the political backdrop of their time. Historian Diana Preston explores the lives and times of a couple whose names--two millennia later--still invoke passion and intrigue. Preston views this drama as an integral part of the military, political, and ideological struggle that culminated in the rise of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra ruled Egypt with political shrewdness. Her affair with Julius Caesar linked Egypt with Rome; in the aftermath of the civil war following Caesar's murder, her alliance with Antony, and his split with Octavian, set the stage for the end of the Roman Republic.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 0802717381
9780802717382
Branch Call Number: 920 Pr
Statement of Responsibility: Diana Preston
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-318) and index
Subject Headings: Egypt History 332-30 B.C. Biography Egypt Politics and government 332-30 B.C Political culture Egypt History To 1500 Love Political aspects Egypt History To 1500 Power (Social sciences) Egypt History To 1500 Couples Egypt Biography Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30 B.C Antonius, Marcus, 83?-30 B.C
Topical Term: Political culture
Love
Power (Social sciences)
Couples
LCCN: 2009005612
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