• Cleopatra

  • A Captivating Guide to the Last Queen of Ancient Egypt and Her Relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jay Herbert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that Cleopatra, the famous queen of ancient Egypt, was not actually an Egyptian?

Cleopatra was a descendant of Ptolemy I Soter, a general who served the legendary Macedonian king Alexander the Great. She reigned over Egypt for nearly 21 years, and she first stepped onto the throne when she was just 18 years old. Her life was full of challenges and treacherous events, but she proved to be one of the most important figures in ancient history.

The Egyptian queen was often misunderstood by many storytellers from all over the world. She was painted as a beautiful, seductive queen who craved power above all. But was that really true? Did the pharaoh only care about her throne, and did she possess nothing but only her exotic beauty?

The truth is that the queen was highly despised by the Romans, and they were the ones that depicted her as a power-hungry ruler of Egypt. Most historians who wrote about her were heavily influenced by the Romans, who had managed to erase her side of the story. Most of her fingerprints, too, were gone, all lost to history, so it can be hard to actually find a guide that tells her story.

But that is about to change. In this audiobook, you will discover the truth about the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

You’ll discover:

  • The early life of Cleopatra
  • Her exile and journey to reclaim her throne
  • The Egyptian queen’s wealth and the golden city of Alexandria
  • Her legendary encounter with Julius Caesar and the beginning of their alliance
  • How the Romans pictured the young queen
  • Her challenges in governing the land of Egypt and how she overcame a drought
  • Cleopatra’s image as the goddess Isis
  • The blossoming and playful relationship between the queen and Mark Antony
  • Her downfall and the fate of her children

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I love this version

The conclusion of the book said it all. I admired Cleopatra and have read books of her life and legend, but this one from Captivating History is thorough and very CAPTIVATING TO LISTEN TO

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This is yet another fine book by captivating history. It was interesting learning about how she ruled in Egypt

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more about her life than myth

a lot more in depth than I've come across before. brushes over a couple of the myths most often attributed to her, n focuses much more on reality.

also discusses both men forever attached to her, such as their lives before, during, and after their coupling.

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So interesting!

The history of Cleopatra and her relationships with her brothers, Julius Caesar, and Marc Antony are fascinating stories, told in an interesting and comprehensive way in this title by Captivating History. The inclusion of so many first-hand accounts and primary sources makes all the Captivating History titles a good resource for one's own library.

I continue to believe that Jay Herbert is not a good narrator for serious, non-fiction titles for adults. His voice is just too sing-songy, and really is better suited for children's books or maybe comedies. Other than that, I think this is another great book.

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Cleopatra

This was a great book and I learned things i didn't know about Cleopatra. I didn't want to stop listening to the audio book.