History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
by Jacob Abbott
Publisher: Harper & brothers 1854
Number of pages: 330
The story of Cleopatra is a story of crime. It is a narrative of the course and the consequences of unlawful love. In her strange and romantic history we see this passion portrayed with the most complete and graphic fidelity in all its influences and effects; its uncontrollable impulses, its intoxicating joys, its reckless and mad career, and the dreadful remorse and ultimate despair and ruin in which it always and inevitably ends.
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by Henry Houssaye - Duprat & Co.
For twenty years she maintained the independence of Egypt. It was done by mere womanly means -- intrigue, gallantry, grace, and weakness. If her renown is immortal, it is because she is the heroine of the most dramatic love-story of antiquity.
by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall - W. Blackwood and sons
This volume contains twelve chapters written at various times and in various places each dealing with some subject drawn from the great treasury of Ancient Egypt. Sir Arthur Weigall was an English Egyptologist, journalist and author.
by Lewis Spence - David D. Nickerson & Co.
This superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends, and a host of other fascinating topics.
Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa. A new-found respect for antiquities in the early modern period led to the scientific investigation of Egyptian civilization and a greater appreciation of its cultural legacy.