Cleopatra′s Snake or Octavian′s? The Role of the Cobra in the triumph over the Egyptian Queen

@inproceedings{Kostuch2009CleopatrasSO,
  title={Cleopatra′s Snake or Octavian′s? The Role of the Cobra in the triumph over the Egyptian Queen},
  author={Lucyna Kostuch},
  year={2009}
}
  • Lucyna Kostuch
  • Published 2009
  • Art
  • Abstract The snake′s familiar erotic connotation, consolidated in various interpretations, tends to limit consideration of the multifaceted capacity of this symbol as a carrier of specific content, which depending on the context, may be used in various meanings. Academic discussion on the symbolic meaning of the snake in Cleopatra′s act of suicide generally confines itself only to the Egyptian perspective or, more broadly, to that of the east (the uraeus, Isis, Bacchic elements), without… CONTINUE READING
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