CLEOPATRA: HISTORIES, DREAMS AND DISTORTIONS
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett. In the two thousand years since her death, Cleopatra has been recreated over and over again, each time in a form that fits the prejudices and fantasies of the age that produced it. These fantastic Cleopatras can be read as mirror-images of the culture that produced them. This book is about them, but it is also about politics - sexual, racial and constitutional - and about morality, neurosis and desire. Above all it is about propaganda and the persuasive power of narrative. Cleopatra, a competent Hellenistic ruler who was celibate for over half her adult life, has been remembered as the heroine of an exotic love story. In asking why, Lucy Hughes-Hallett reminds us that story-telling is never an innocent occupation. 338 pp. with bibliography and index

CLEOPATRA: HISTORIES, DREAMS AND DISTORTIONS

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  • Binding: Hardcover; Book Condition: As New; Dust Jacket Condition: As New; Publication Date: 1990; Edition: First U.S. Edition; Publisher: Harper and Row
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