The Egyptian Cinderella Story Debunked - Ancient History STRABO'S ACCOUNT & OTHER SOURCESMILLER'S VERSIONTHE MODERN "EGYPTIAN CINDERELLA"REPETITION AS HISTORYStrabo tells the story in his Geography, Book XVII. Strabo's account is actually quite brief. He relates how, while traveling through Egypt, he heard a story concerning a courtesan named Rhodopis for whom the third pyramid at Giza was built. He writes: Strabo's account, unlike the present version attributed to him, includes no evil "step-sisters" who persecute the maid, no master, and no festival; the only motif of the Cinderella tale is the "slipper" used to find the woman who will be the..See more on ancientAuthor: Joshua J. Mark Egyptian Cinderella - Guided Reading Resources for KS2 The Egyptian Cinderella . Despite the change in setting and the famous glass slippers being substituted by leather ones with toes of rose-red gold, your class will be familiar with this exotic version of Cinderella. Similar to the original, there was a Greek slave girl named Rhodopis who married the Pharaoh Amasis.
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