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Kleopatra III, a revisionist view

posted on 2022-03-29, 02:43 authored by Sheila Margaret Rowell
The purpose of this thesis is to review the historical role of Kleopatra III and to restore her good name, as a woman and as a queen, lost in the pejorative assessment of ancient and modern historians. Particular emphasis is laid upon her place in Ptolemaic ruler cult, principally manifested through the dynastic Alexander Cult of the Ptolemies.


Table of Contents

The Religious inventiveness of the Ptolemies and the place of the divine queen -- Divine and powerful queens -- Queen consort -- Queen regnant, Part 1 -- Queen regnant, Part 2 -- Kleopatra III in retrospect -- Conclusion : The proper place of Kleopatra III.


Bibliography : leaves 254-276

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis masters research


Thesis (MA (Hons)), Macquarie University, School of History, Philosophy and Politics

Department, Centre or School

School of History, Philosophy and Politics

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Raoul Mortley

Additional Supervisor 1

David Phillips


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