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Cleopatra and Antony

Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World

Cleopatra and Antony( )
Author: Preston, Diana
ISBN:978-0-8027-1059-8
Publication Date:Mar 2010
Publisher:Walker & Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

On a stiflingly hot day in August, 30 B.C., the thirty-nine-year-old Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took her own life, rather than be paraded in chains through Rome by her conqueror, Octavian, the future emperor Augustus. A few days earlier, her lover of eleven years, Mark Antony, had died in her arms following his own botched suicide attempt. Oceans of mythology have grown up around them, all of which Diana Preston puts to rest in her stirring history of the lives and times of a couple...
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