Antony And Cleopatra
  • Antony And Cleopatra
  • Antony And Cleopatra
ISBN: 030016534X
EAN13: 9780300165340
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 28, 2010
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 9.3" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

From the prizewinning author of Caesar and How Rome Fell, a major new account of the charged love affair between Antony and Cleopatra, richly informed by military and political history

Outstanding: filled with fascinating details of personality, power, sex and death. This is the best book I've read on Antony and Cleopatra--gripping and flamboyant yet scholarly and magisterial.--Simon Sebag Montefiore

A masterfully told--and deeply human--story of love, politics, and ambition, Adrian Goldsworthy's Antony and Cleopatra delivers a compelling reassessment of a major episode in ancient history.

In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of the ancient world, Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects, set against the political backdrop of their time. A history of lives lived intensely at a time when the world was changing profoundly, the book takes readers on a journey that crosses cultures and boundaries from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire.

Drawing on his prodigious knowledge of the ancient world and his keen sense of the period's military and political history, Goldsworthy creates a singular portrait of the iconic lovers. Antony and Cleopatra were first and foremost political animals, explains Goldsworthy, who places Read More chevron_right

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