"Superb...Cleopatra led an epic life, and Schiff captures its sweep and scope in a vigorous narrative aimed at the general reader yet firmly anchored in modern scholarship. The author's greatest strengths remain the lucid intelligence and subtle analysis of personality...Schiff reanimates [Cleopatra] as a living, breathing woman: utterly extraordinary, to be sure, but recognizably human."
historical reading mom interested in Cleopatra and her life. heard about it in a book review. great idea for me to give her for CHRISTmas. gave it to her as an early CHRISTmas present.