Ancient History Magazine 17

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Often misunderstood by future generations, the last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt ruled over a land where the wealth and survival of both commoners and kings was tied to the yearly flooding of the Nile River.

Theme: The kingdom of Cleopatra

  • Ilana Krug, 'Introduction to the theme - The Rosetta Stone'.
  • Dorothy J. Thompson, 'Papyri and politics - Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt'.
  • Peter Konieczny, 'Dealing with pirates and tourists - Policing the Nile'.
  • David L. Reinke, 'Hollywood Romans - The eternal pop culture queen'.
  • Joseph Manning, 'Egypt and the Nile River - Decline of the Ptolemies'.
  • Karolina Anna Kulpa, 'Literary sources for the Egyptian queen - Cleopatra VII through Roman eyes'.


  • Carole Raddato, 'Where Cleopatra met Mark Antony - Exploring Tarsus'.
  • Alexandra Grigorieva, 'Cato the Elder and Roman baking - Preserving pastries of the past'.
  • Jona Lendering, 'Why care about ancient earthenware - Sturdy survivors'.
  • Hareth Al Bustani, 'Man of the devil or man of the people - Paul of Samosata'.
  • Richard W. Field, 'Parallels with heroes and the Pythia- Katabasis and Anabasis in Plato'.

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