Cleopatra Rules!

Cleopatra Rules!

The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen

Book - 2010
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Good. Evil. Dangerous. Glamorous. Will the real Cleopatra please stand up? Almost everything we know about the last queen of Egypt came from her enemies--the Romans. Now it's time to meet the "real" Cleopatra, a ruler more complex, brilliant, and powerful than we ever knew. Cleopatra didn't just rock the boat when she became queen at seventeen. She rocked the world with brilliant alliances that kept her in power and in control. When Mark Antony tried to put Egypt under his thumb, she negotiated for--and won--more territory than any Egyptian ruler had snagged in generations. Cleopatra didn't just play by the rules. She made them up as she went along. She bowed to no one, including Octavian--the future Caesar Augustus--who never missed an opportunity to pump out anti-Cleopatra propaganda. The queen of Egypt has fascinated the world for thousands of years. It's time to find out why. So, on your knees, commoner! The world's most brilliant and outrageous queen--Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt--is about to make her entrance. This Voice of Youth Advocates Nonfiction Honor List book includes maps, endnotes, timeline, glossary, sources, and index.
Publisher: Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590787182
Branch Call Number: YNF 932.021092 SHE
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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She’s been portrayed as a dangerous, evil seductress, but she was a bookish nerd before becoming queen of Egypt at age 17—and a complex, intelligent, powerful woman who did her best to keep Egypt independent from Rome.

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kkcox
Jul 29, 2014

Great book. Read this first & then Cleopatra's Moon

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Lankim
Jan 14, 2011

Cleopatra was a great ruler, she just got bad press. This book is history written for youths. I liked how Vick Shecter writes in today's language, funny, intuitive and understandable.

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Chantal_Demaere
Jul 27, 2015

Chantal_Demaere thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 15

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Jul 29, 2014

kkcox thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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