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Antony and Cleopatra by Adrian Goldsworthy

Antony and Cleopatra (2010)

by Adrian Goldsworthy

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In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of antiquity, preeminent historian Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects--who were first and foremost "political animals."

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This book is pretty good, read a previous book on cleopatra so I already knew most of the stuff but the stuff about mark Anthony was wonderful ( )
  Theodore.Gebretsadik | Feb 8, 2015 |
As Slate points out, it's been overshadowed by Schiff's book, but it's Goldsworthy so I'm sure it's good. Maybe a good companion piece.
  AlCracka | Apr 2, 2013 |
Book was well written and informative but strayed from the topic too often. It told about general political situation in Rome and stuff. I don't know much about Rome and all the names just got me confused. ( )
  Elysianfield | Mar 31, 2013 |
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"Far from being a book that an expert on late Republican and early imperial Rome might dismiss as “popular,” Goldsworthy’s history should be considered essential reading for anyone interested in the rise of Octavian and the birth of the principate."
Adrian Goldsworthy gives an uninspiring account of the city [of Alexandria]. His prose fails to fly and uninstructed readers may occasionally get stuck in dense narrative thickets, but, a judicious scholar, he knows his subject backwards. Above all, Goldsworthy understands military matters.
"Goldsworthy’s account of an Antony demoralised by earlier failures, making one wrong decision after another, and at last — disgracefully — saving himself, is persuasive, and fits all the sources."
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