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Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
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May 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012-reading-list
Read from January 20 to May 20, 2012

Exquisite. A very balanced and well-researched look into Cleopatra. So much of what really happened has been obscured by Roman propaganda (the victor writes the history) and a millennium or two of poetic license.

I do feel like by the end, if you've followed her story up until 30 BCE, you've probably got a good idea of who she was and that helps figure out what happened that last year of her life.
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