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Schiff, Stacy
Cleopatra : a life / Stacy Schiff
1st Back Bay pbk. ed
New York : Back Bay Books, 2011, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DT92.7 .S35 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30 B.C
Subject(s) Queens -- Egypt -- Biography
Subject Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C
Physical Description 394, 13 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Note Originally published in hardcover by Little Brown & Co., November 2010. This paperback edition includes a reading group guide written by the author September 2011
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-375) and index
Contents 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 -- The wickedest woman in history
Summary The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life one of the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world

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