Review: Cleopatra: A Life

Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fascinating and detailed look at the life and death of who is perhaps one of if not THE most notorious woman in history. Ms. Schiff, while clearly proclaiming her bias in her subject’s favour, deftly weaves history into a biography that reads more like a story than mere fact — she strips away the mythology and mystery surrounding Cleopatra and presents us with a complicated woman living in a dangerous world…and constantly striving to rise above it.

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