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The Resource Cleopatra : A Life/, Schiff, Stacy

Cleopatra : A Life/, Schiff, Stacy

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Cleopatra : A Life/
Title
Cleopatra
Title remainder
A Life/
Statement of responsibility
Schiff, Stacy
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Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.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 forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a child with Caesar and--after his murder--three more with his protege. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since.Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare and Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff 's is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
B@L
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Cleopatra : A Life/, Schiff, Stacy
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http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=16D23BDD-3181-4AF7-B5C2-2ED5A94CB971
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm41330459
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316172875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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Specific material designation
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Label
Cleopatra : A Life/, Schiff, Stacy
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=16D23BDD-3181-4AF7-B5C2-2ED5A94CB971
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm41330459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316172875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
16d23bdd-3181-4af7-b5c2-2ed5a94cb971
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other

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