Biographies & Memoirs

Cleopatra: A Life

Cleopatra: A Life

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnet, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. 

Chapter 1: THAT EGYPTIAN WOMAN

Chapter 2: DEAD MEN DON’T BITE

Chapter 3: CLEOPATRA CAPTURES THE OLD MAN BY MAGIC

Chapter 4: THE GOLDEN AGE NEVER WAS THE PRESENT AGE

Chapter 5: MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL CREATURE

Chapter 6: WE MUST OFTEN SHIFT THE SAILS WHEN WE WISH TO ARRIVE IN PORT

Chapter 7: AN OBJECT OF GOSSIP FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

Chapter 8: ILLICIT AFFAIRS AND BASTARD CHILDREN

Chapter 9: THE WICKEDEST WOMAN IN HISTORY

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