The affair between the ancient world's most famous celebrity couple became all-consuming, leaving them oblivious to the threat of doom building up against them. Now Diana Preston has delved into the real history behind the propaganda and myth surrounding this famous couple, breathing new life into this epic love story.
"...if you like your history spiced with descriptions of how Caesar and Cleopatra 'had attended fashionable parties together and were regarded as a couple' look no further." (The Guardian)
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I was not sure what to expect of this book, but I was very pleased. It is very informative, not just focussing on Antony and Cleopatra, but their families, political enemies and children. It is entertaining and shocking, and is presented almost as a story. So interesting, and a great introduction into a history I was not familiar with.
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