iRead book for November: Cleopatra: A Life

Posted on: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 9:30:00 am

clientuploads/blog/adults/iRead/Cleopatra Cover.jpgJoin the iRead Book Club on Monday, November 4 at 6:00pm as we discuss Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra: A Life.

Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second; incest and assassination were family specialties. She had children by Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Her supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order.*

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*Summary from Amazon.com.

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