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The paper discusses various interpretations and images of Cleopatra based on Plutarch, Cassius Dio, and Lucy Hughes-Hallett.
From the Paper:"Historians and writers of fiction alike have long been fascinated with Egypt's Queen Cleopatra. The ways in which this apparently complex woman has been portrayed have varied over time and with respect to the nationality, culture and political views of the writer. This essay will consider the presentation of Cleopatra according to Dio Cassius and Plutarch, two Roman writers who, if not precisely contemporary with Cleopatra, lived at a time when her influence was still widespread. A contemporary writer, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, will also be discussed."
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Cleopatra (2008, December 01) Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/cleopatra-125033/
"Cleopatra" 01 December 2008. Web. 21 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/cleopatra-125033/>