By Adrian Goldsworthy
A masterfully told—and deeply human—story of affection, politics, and ambition, Adrian Goldsworthy's Antony and Cleopatra gives you a compelling reassessment of a massive episode in old history.
In this outstanding twin biography of the 2 nice fans of the traditional global, Goldsworthy is going past fable 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 realm was once altering profoundly, the ebook takes readers on a trip that crosses cultures and limits from old Greece and historical 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 background, Goldsworthy creates a unique portrait of the enduring fanatics. "Antony and Cleopatra have been in the beginning political animals," explains Goldsworthy, who areas politics and beliefs on the center in their storied romance. project a detailed research of historic assets and archaeological proof, Goldsworthy bridges the gaps of present scholarship and dispels misconceptions that experience entered the preferred attention. He explains why Cleopatra used to be regularly portrayed through Hollywood as an Egyptian, even if she was once fairly Greek, and argues that Antony had a ways much less army adventure than someone might suspect from analyzing Shakespeare and different literature. Goldsworthy makes a huge case for realizing Antony as a robust Roman senator and political strength in his personal correct.
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Antony and Cleopatra by Adrian Goldsworthy