Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2010

272 Pages | 11 halftones, 3 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195365535

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A Biography

Duane W. Roller

Women in Antiquity

  • Unlike other historical sketches that paint her as being subordinated to the men in her life, this book shows that the men were actually subordinated to her.
  • The book carefully uses ancient sources to place Cleopatra in the context of her era--the first century BC--so that she stands out as one of the most significant personalities of the time period.
  • Avoids placing her in the context of her modern reputation: drama, art, and film of the post-antique period have no place here, and indeed are not necessary.
  • Author is a highly regarded ancient historian whose expertise is the era and environment of Cleopatra.