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Cleopatra

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Schiff, Stacy.
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This new biography of Cleopatra offers a sympathetic portrayal of a powerful and persuasive woman reigning over her kingdom in a time of civil war and political backstabbing. Schiff has a talent for making the ancient world feel real, evoking the sights, sounds and smells of a palace in Alexandria or a bustling back-alley in Republican Rome. If you're curious about her antics with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony or want to know if Cleopatra actually dissolved a pearl in vinegar and drank it to show off her wealth, prepare to time-travel with this book!
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
29/07/17