Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order, a generation before the birth of Christ. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff's is a luminous reconstruction of a dazzling life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Meggo - LibraryThing
A perfectly serviceable biography hampered only by the fact that we know very little directly about Cleopatra. As a result this book, although exhaustively researched, feels a bit like historical fiction at times, although I suspect that this is inevitable given the subject. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SRWelch00 - LibraryThing
Highly recommended ... a thoroughly captivating portrayal, so much so that I'm convinced now I'd gladly trade all the celebrities and political figures of the 20th century, the whole lot of them, for one evening of dinner with this woman ... Read full review