Year: 1990 Source: Psychopathology, v.23, no.3, (1990), p.169-175 SIEC No: 19910506

The authors conducted a retrospective study of Cleopatra the Great. Though there are few hard facts about her early years, considerable pertinent information could be found in scholarly writings to render a diagnosis. Cleopatra was a complex, dynamic woman who rose to power in the Mediterranean world, but eliminated herself dramatically when she could not bear defeat in her narcissistic personality. (15 refs.)