The Last Queens of Egypt: Cleopatra's Royal House (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Last Queens of Egypt Examining the roles played by the Ptolemaic royal women and exploring their part in religion, politics and court intrigue, Sally-Ann Ashton shows the extent of the power they enjoyed, the price they paid and how they shaped Cleopatra's reign.
- Published: 02 June 2003
- Format: Paperback 196 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780582772106 ISBN 10: 0582772109
- Sales rank: 766,000
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Full description for The Last Queens of Egypt
The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who ruled Egypt for 300 years, Cleopatra is the most famous of the Ptolemaic 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.