Disorienting Cleopatra: a modern trope of identity

This article proposes a study about Cleopatra's representation throughout the last century, situating the debate on her looks and origins among colonial domination, anti-colonial struggles and post-colonial racial frictions that, as it tries to demonstrate, add another dimension towards understanding the investment in Cleopatra's identity.

Race; Gender; Postcolonialism; Cleopatra


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