Canal March

The true story of Cleopatra

Rosa María Cid

Professor of Ancient History Rosa Maria Cid presents a faithful portrait of Cleopatra, based on a re-reading of the sources of the time. The difficulty of reconstructing the biography of the last queen of Egypt is due to the fact that there are no literary testimonies about her figure apart from those dictated by the emperor Augustus, who was her political enemy. The lecturer affirms that Cleopatra was a "cultured, wise, very refined" woman in contrast to the oriental image with which she is associated. The features of her reign and the internal wars or her attempt at orientalization through the pharaonic religion and the approach to the Egyptian people are several of the aspects that stand out in relation to the life of this queen.

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