By Adrian Goldsworthy
A masterfully told—and deeply human—story of affection, politics, and ambition, Adrian Goldsworthy's Antony and Cleopatra can provide a compelling reassessment of a huge episode in historic history.
In this striking twin biography of the 2 nice enthusiasts of the traditional global, Goldsworthy is going past fantasy and romance to create a nuanced and traditionally acute portrayal of his matters, set opposed to the political backdrop in their time. A historical past of lives lived intensely at a time while the area used to be altering profoundly, the e-book takes readers on a trip that crosses cultures and bounds from historic Greece and old Egypt to the Roman Empire.
Drawing on his prodigious wisdom of the traditional global and his prepared feel of the period's army and political historical past, Goldsworthy creates a unique portrait of the long-lasting fanatics. "Antony and Cleopatra have been at first political animals," explains Goldsworthy, who areas politics and beliefs on the middle in their storied romance. venture an in depth research of historic resources and archaeological facts, Goldsworthy bridges the gaps of present scholarship and dispels misconceptions that experience entered the preferred cognizance. He explains why Cleopatra was once continually portrayed by way of Hollywood as an Egyptian, even supposing she was once particularly Greek, and argues that Antony had some distance much less army adventure than somebody might suspect from studying Shakespeare and different literature. Goldsworthy makes a major case for realizing Antony as a strong Roman senator and political strength in his personal correct.
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