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From Alexander to Cleopatra

Grant, Michael

From Alexander to Cleopatra

the Hellenistic world

by Grant, Michael

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hellenism,
  • Mediterranean Region -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Grant
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 319 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14441171M
    ISBN 100297781413

      Antony and Cleopatra are famous. With just a handful of others, including Caesar, Alexander the Great, Nero, Plato and Aristotle, they remain household names . Cleopatra was black, Alexander the Great was black and only black people could survive in Ancient Egypt - it's too hot! In my day job I work on some history magazines, and one of my many pleasures is having to "explain" why we "got things wrong" to Holocaust deniers, Irish slavery enthusiasts, Lost Causers, and now Afrocentricists.

    Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Cleopatra. Author. Evans, James Allan. Publisher. University of Oklahoma Press. Publication Date. Buy .   2) states that Olympias first slew her daughter on her mother's bosom and then had Cleopatra hanged; while Alexander put to death Caranus, the infant son of Philip and Cleopatra. Pausanias (viii. 7) says that Olympias caused Cleopatra and her infant son to be roasted on a brazen vessel. Cf. Aelian (Varia Historia, xiii. 35).

      Book Review. Today’s Paper who had ruled Egypt since the death of Alexander the Great. But Cleopatra had no more intention of consummating a pro .   Later, she had three children with Antony: twins Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene and another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. Movies and Shakespeare Play. .


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From Alexander to Cleopatra by Grant, Michael Download PDF EPUB FB2

I expected this book to be a history, with asides, of the greater Hellenistic world from the death of Alexander onward to the fall of Cleopatra. But its not really organized that way. Its almost like research notes. The book jumps all around in terms of location and time/5(7). -- San Diego Union. In this book the author "provides the most comprehensive interpretation of the Hellenistic Age yet.

Beginning with the death of Alexander the Great in B.C. and ending with Cleopatra, [the book] uncovers "the brilliat, crowded, lively age" of those Greeks living in the three centuries following the "classical epoch."/5(7). From Alexander to Cleopatra: The Hellenistic World may be a workmanlike book; but if it is so, it is one on a subject that very few have done justice to.

(The only exception I know is Will Durant's The Life Michael Grant is the author of a score or two of books on ancient Greece and Rome/5. After its conquest in B.C., Egypt became the center of the Hellenistic world, attracting men and women from other parts of the Mediterranean area.

In this cosmopolitan and mobile society, Greek women of the ruling class had unprecedented opportunities and were able to employ some of the legal freedoms enjoyed by their Egyptian evidence from a wide array of sources. Cleopatra of Macedon stood in the shadow of her more famous brother, Alexander the Great.

In fact, she was one of his three known sisters, apart from Cynane and Thessalonica. However, Cleopatra was apparently the most influential of the three women, and her exciting life is significant to history.

It was a life full of success and never-ending Author: Natalia Klimczak. Michael Grant FROM ALEXANDER TO CLEOPATRA Book Club Edition Hardcover New York History Book Club Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Seller Rating: % positive. Buy a cheap copy of From Alexander To Cleopatra: The book by Michael Grant.

From Alexander To Cleopatra: The Hellenistic World, by Grant, Michael Free shipping over $Cited by:   Biographical documentary of the life of Cleopatra. A documentary on the life of Cleopatra from her birth and childhood in Alexandria, to her war over Egypt w. Book Review by Ursus.

Michael Grant, one of the seminal giants of classical studies, provides a thorough examination of the Hellenistic world in From Alexander to Cleopatra. While 25 years old since its original printing, the tome still serves as a comprehensive and readable survey. (The Hellenistic Age begins with the death of Alexander the Great in BC and ends in 30 BC, with the death of Cleopatra.

One of the things that's compelling about the book is the way you reveal Cleopatra to be their though Cleopatra lives and breathes once again in the pages of Stacy Schiff's exquisitely researched and well-written Brand: Little, Brown and Company.

Grouped Work ID: acd3aceafba-d2c0be0a5bbd: Full title: daily life in the hellenistic age from alexander to cleopatra: Author: evans j a s: Grouping Category.

Life and reign. Daughter of King Ptolemy XII Auletes, Cleopatra was destined to become the last queen of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt between the death of Alexander the Great in bce and its annexation by Rome in 30 line had been founded by Alexander’s general Ptolemy, who became King Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt.

Cleopatra was of Macedonian descent and had. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a /5(K). Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with the country’s beautiful queen, Cleopatra.

When a message arrives informing him that his wife, Fulvia, is dead and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel. Free download or read online Cleopatras Daughter pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Michelle Moran. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format.

The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are Cleopatra Selene II, Alexander Helios/5. Alexander at his death, in a simplistic explanation, had four successors, the one who acquired Egypt was named Ptolemy, the very one who Alexander had given his daughter to. Cleopatra and Ptolemy started the Ptolemaic Dynasty which ruled Egypt for three centuries ending with Caesarian, the year-old son of Julius Caesar and the Cleopatra, the.

Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γʹ ὁ Μακεδών, Aléxandros III ho Makedȏn; 20/21 July BC – 10/11 June BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas), was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead was born in Pella in BC and succeeded his Father: Philip II of Macedon.

She was the most notorious woman in ancient history, a queen who enraptured not one but two of Rome’s greatest generals. But was she just a skilled seductress – or a great ruler in her own. Get this from a library.

Women in Hellenistic Egypt: from Alexander to Cleopatra. [Sarah B Pomeroy] -- "After its conquest in B.C., Egypt became the center of the Hellenistic world, attracting men and women from other parts of the Mediterranean area.

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My mother the late Queen's name was Cleopatra, and I was proud to bear her name. But I would have been proud of it in any case, for it is a great name in the history of our family, going all the way back to the sister of Alexander the Great, to whom we Ptolemies are related/5().Returning to Macedonia after three years, Alexander soon had the opportunity to prove his strength in battle, as he subdued rebellions and contributed to his father's famous victory over Athens and Thebes at Chaeronea.

But when Philip divorced Olympias and married Cleopatra, Alexander began to fear that his father was looking for a new heir.