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Cleopatra : a life

by Schiff, Stacy.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life 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. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • 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
  • The wickedest woman in history.
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