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Cleopatra : a life / Stacy Schiff.

Schiff, Stacy. (Author).

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  • Physical Description: 394, 13 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books,

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General 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.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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, etc.: 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.
Subject: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30 B.C.
Queens > Egypt > Biography.
Egypt > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Egypt > History > 332-30 B.C.

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