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Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
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May 10, 2011

it was amazing
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This is the first non-fiction book I've read in...I don't even know. 5 years? 10?? Schiff has such a way with words. This is a deeply evocative book, thrilling, rich and luminous. She conveys Cleopatra's life and the wonder of ancient Alexandria in such a light that not for a second was I bored or felt the need for dialogue. Furthermore, she managed to weave in delightful humorous tidbits that kept the overall tone of the book refreshing yet thoughtful.
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