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.
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Posted April 22, 2011 by James , Los AngelesBrings the story of a seminal figure in history to brilliant life. I learned many many new facts about the Romans, the Egyptians, the Jews...the center of the 'western world.' Highly recommend.
Little, Brown and Company
October 31, 2010
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