Hollywood Depictions of Cleopatra

May 2, 2011

She is a timeless icon of femininity and feminism. She is the most famous woman in the history of the world–perhaps because she was, and remains, the most powerful woman in the history of the world. No subsequent queen or Continue reading

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Of What Importance Was King Herod in the Life of Cleopatra’s Daughter?

August 31, 2010

Though no ancient sources directly link the two monarchs, it’s difficult to write a novel about the life of Cleopatra’s daughter Selene without referencing one of her mother’s bitterest enemies–Herod the Great, a villain¬†of the New Testament.

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