Speaking of Cleopatra (see next post), I was just yakking on Facebook about the existence of a Cleopatra Barbie, news of which my spiders brought me from a blog called comigirl … turns out these things are genuine collectibles. She doesn’t appear to available at Amazon yet (click the comigirl link to see this Cleo), but there are a number which might be of interest, including a Barbie of Liz Taylor as Cleopatra:
… and a Medusa Barbie (if you’ve got 500.00+ dollars):
… and an Aphrodite Barbie (cheap at almost 300 bucks:
… and Athena Barbie (cheapest of them all … less than 200 bucks:
… not sure if Princess of Ancient Greece Barbie counts (she’s really cheap):
… no Artemis Barbie? No Amazon Barbie? No Gladiatrix Barbie?
ADDENDUM (an hour or so later): See, this is why folks have to be all over social media … turns out one of my Twitter followers (Liz Gloyn) is a Ph.D. candidate who works — in her ‘spare time’ — on the ‘reception’ side of these Classical Barbies and has even written a paper on the subject, which you can access from her page at Academia.edu: