Antony and Cleopatra: The Doomed Love Affair That United Ancient Rome and Egypt
By: Patricia Southern (author)Paperback
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The tragic love affair of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is a staple of popular ancient history, immortalised by Shakespeare and Hollywood and mercilessly parodied in Carry on Cleo. In this dual biography Patricia Southern attempts to rescue both from the stereotypes, portraying their alliance as a mutually advantageous one, and both of them as capable political operators. Southern has a flair for this kind of narrative-history-with-argument, but she has already written extensively on both Antony and Cleopatra as well as Caesar, and for those who have read those earlier books there will be little new here.
Patricia Southern is an acknowledged expert on ancient Rome. She is the author of ten books on Roman history including the following biographies: Empress Zenobia, Caesar ('Her style is delightfully approachable: lean and lucid, witty and pacy' ANTIQUITY), Mark Antony, Augustus ('A reliable up-to-date guide through the snakepits of Roman politics' THE SUNDAY TIMES) and Cleopatra ('In the absence of Cleopatra's memoirs, Southern's commendably balanced biography will do very well' THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH; 'Scholarly and readable... looks carefully behind the rhetoric of a hostile ancient press' DR PETER JONES). She lives in Northumberland.
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