Cleopatra: the Wickedest Woman in History? | University of Oxford

Cleopatra: the Wickedest Woman in History?

David Studdard, historian and author
14:00 - 15:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Lectures and seminars
£5/£4 concessions
Yes
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Cleopatra was a shrewd politician and a brilliant linguist, yet she was described by Florence Nightingale as 'disgusting', and film director Cecil B. DeMille dubbed her 'the wickedest woman in history'. This talk looks at her life and controversial death to uncover the truth behind the legend.