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  • Cleopatra

  • A Life
  • By: Stacy Schiff
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, 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 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pretty good listen.

  • By Shaun on 04-21-11

Very Enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-10

I found this interpretation of the life of Cleopatra a refreshing take from a different angle. Accurate conclusions based on the existing ancient historical accounts must consider the spin their authors gave the story to suit their own audience. So in all fairness, Schiff's views offer a well reasoned alternate approach. A must-read for those interested in Roman history of the time.

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