Cleopatra: The Historical and Literary Queen
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The paper examines the literature on Cleopatra, finding sources that disclaim the legends of her beauty. The paper discusses Plutarch's literature on Cleopatra and the images he creates of her. The writer proposes that it was her charm, rather than her beauty that captivated Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar. The paper concludes that it was her mind that made her special, as she used her wits to save Egypt and charm Rome's leaders.
From the Paper:"In fact, contemporary images of Cleopatra found on coins of the time as well as statuary, seem to suggest a woman with rather harsh, masculine features, including a long, hooked nose and a matronly face. Cleopatra, in fact, bore many of the same features as her ancestors; portraits and statues of her relatives reveal that the long, hooked nose was a family trait."
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Cleopatra: The Historical and Literary Queen (2006, December 14) Retrieved June 04, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/cleopatra-the-historical-and-literary-queen-75517/
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