Cleopatra: a Life
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Cleopatra, -- Queen of Egypt, -- d. 30 B.C
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C
Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Kings and rulers
Queens -- Egypt -- Biography
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Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnet, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Cleopatra had a child with Caesar and—after his murder—three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends.
In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff's is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life.
From the Compact Disc edition.
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|subject_facet||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, Cleopatra, -- Queen of Egypt, -- d. 30 B.C, Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C, Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- Biography, Queens -- Egypt -- Biography|
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|title_full||Cleopatra : a life / Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra a Life|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, Cleopatra, History, Kings and rulers, Nonfiction, Queens|