Cleopatra : A Life

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Wohl kaum eine Frau bewegt die Gemüter seit tausenden von Jahren wie Kleopatra. Wer war diese Frau wirklich, war es ihre Schönheit oder ihr brillianter Verstand, die einige der mächtigsten Männer ihrer Zeit betörte?§Die Pulitzer Prize Gewinnerin Stacy Schiff zeichnet ein brilliantes Portait dieser historischen Figur. Her palace shimmered with gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra, the wealthiest ruler of her time and one of the most powerful women in history, was a canny political strategist, a brilliant manager, a tough negotiator, and the most manipulative of lovers. Although her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.§§In "Cleopatra" Stacy Shiff accomplishes a feat that has eluded artists and writers for centuries: capturing fully the operatic life of an exceptionally seductive and powerful woman, whose death ushered in a new world order.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 126 x 191 x 32mm | 334g
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • English
  • 1 16-pp 4/c insert, 2 maps
  • 0316186384
  • 9780316186384
  • 350,145

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"A cinematic Portrait of a historical figure far more complex and compelling than any fictional creation, and a wide, panning panoramic picture of her world." (The New York Times)
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