Download PDF by Peter Stothard: Alexandria - The Last Nights of Cleopatra

By Peter Stothard

ISBN-10: 1468310399

ISBN-13: 9781468310399

While Peter Stothard, editor of the days Literary complement, reveals himself stranded in Alexandria within the wintry weather of 2010 after his flight to South Africa has been cancelled, he units out to discover a kingdom near to revolution. Guided by way of local Egyptians, Stothard lines his personal life-long curiosity within the background of Cleopatra, and his repeated failure to put in writing the ebook approximately her that he had continually sought after to.

In Alexandria, half memoir and half commute literature, Stothard used to be the attractions and sounds of the traditional urban to reconnect with the formative stories of his youth schooling, and his literary profession. depression and infrequently funny, Alexandria bargains a first-hand glimpse into the fracturing police country of Hosni Mubarak, sooner than the rebellion in Tahir sq. replaced every little thing.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alexandria - The Last Nights of Cleopatra PDF

Similar egypt books

Cairo University and the Making of Modern Egypt by Donald Malcolm Reid PDF

Cairo collage has been crucially vital in shaping the nationwide lifetime of twentieth-century Egypt. It has knowledgeable a lot of the political, expert and cultural elite; medical professionals and attorneys, novelists and philosophers, bankers and top ministers have all studied there. based in 1908 and for a few years competing merely with the non secular al-Azhar, the European-inspired Cairo college speedy turned the best indigenous version for different nation universities within the zone and its impact has unfold even past the Arab international.

Get Frommer's Egypt PDF

America’s number one bestselling trip sequence Written by way of greater than a hundred seventy five outspoken tourists all over the world, Frommer’s whole publications aid tourists adventure locations the way in which locals do. • extra every year up-to-date courses than the other sequence • 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual courses • Outspoken evaluations, targeted costs, and instructed itineraries • Dozens of distinctive maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout * In 2006, the variety of viewers reached an all-time excessive of nine.

Download PDF by Charles Freeman: Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient

Lengthy assets of puzzle, mind's eye, and notion, the myths and historical past of the traditional Mediterranean have given upward push to creative, non secular, cultural, and highbrow traditions that span the centuries. during this targeted and complete creation to the region's 3 significant civilizations, Egypt, Greece, and Rome attracts a desirable photo of the deep hyperlinks among the cultures around the Mediterranean and explores the ways that those civilizations remain influential to at the present time.

Download e-book for kindle: The Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the by William C. Hayes

7 5/8 x 10 1/4", 399 pp + fold-out map at again, Harper & Brothers in cooperation with the Metropolitan Museum of paintings, 1953 first. half I of a 'background for the examine of the Egyptian Antiquities within the Metropolitan Museum of Art'. via William C Hayes.

Extra info for Alexandria - The Last Nights of Cleopatra

Sample text

Next to this sat a collected Tennyson, in a spongy leather cover. On the shelf below was a cricket scorebook in which someone had copied improving philosophical precepts; and beside that, The First Test Match, a slim, slate-green hardback. This was the one of them that looked read and reread. The fifth book is the only one that is with me in Alexandria fifty years on, my Nottinghamshire grandfather’s copy of the second half of Virgil’s Aeneid, Books 7–12, with the name B. Stothard, in a firm, faded script, inside the flyleaf.

And what do I know about them to make me wait? The answer is still almost nothing except that they share an interest in one of the very few tourists in town. This interest may be official or entrepreneurial. It is hard to say. What they cannot know about me is that waiting with paper and pen at a table is what I am here to do. I am writing about Cleopatra for the last time. If, as Socratis suggests, this needs to be a day of caution lest al-Qaeda has begun an Egyptian campaign, there is no harm for me in that.

Euclid, the Alexandrian ‘Father of Geometry’, was the best and only Greek. Physics was the first step to a working future, a future in paid employment in a world which itself worked well. Many Rothmans pupils with no aptitude at all for figures – who could draw a dive-bomber but never do equations – were pummelled onto numerical paths. Jill resisted. To my mother’s frustration she was a brilliant resistor, an early lesson to me of female will. But how possibly, asked our neighbour on the other side of the clay mountain, could anyone pull themselves up by any other route than mathematics?

Download PDF sample

Alexandria - The Last Nights of Cleopatra by Peter Stothard


by Richard
4.2

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 37 votes