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Cleopatra : a life, by Stacy Schiff

Label
Cleopatra : a life
Title
Cleopatra
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
by Stacy Schiff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. 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. Both were married to other women. 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 her age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imagination ever since. ... Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a ... return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff ... separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order."-- From book jacket
Summary
Separates fact from fiction to reconstruct the life of the most influential woman of her era, revealing Cleopatra as a complex woman and shrewd monarch whose life and death reshaped the ancient world
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2010
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
365678
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 932/.021092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT92.7
LC item number
.S35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Cleopatra : a life, by Stacy Schiff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-349) and index
Contents
  • The wickedest woman in history
  • Introduction: That Egyptian woman
  • Dead men don't bite
  • Cleopatra captures the old man by magic
  • The golden age never was the present age
  • Man is by nature a political creature
  • We must often shift the sails when we wish to arrive in port
  • An object of gossip for the whole world
  • Illicit affairs and bastard children
Control code
5469495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 p.
Isbn
9780316001922
Lccn
2010006988
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn537308872
  • (OCoLC)537308872
Label
Cleopatra : a life, by Stacy Schiff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-349) and index
Contents
  • The wickedest woman in history
  • Introduction: That Egyptian woman
  • Dead men don't bite
  • Cleopatra captures the old man by magic
  • The golden age never was the present age
  • Man is by nature a political creature
  • We must often shift the sails when we wish to arrive in port
  • An object of gossip for the whole world
  • Illicit affairs and bastard children
Control code
5469495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 p.
Isbn
9780316001922
Lccn
2010006988
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn537308872
  • (OCoLC)537308872

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