Cleopatra: The Queen Who Challenged Rome and Conquered Eternity


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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Alberto Angela is a global ambassador of Italian art, history, and culture. Born in Paris in 1962, he is a paleontologist, naturalist, and journalist, as well as an established author and television host of programs such as Meraviglie, which is watched by more than six million viewers per episode.

Katherine Gregor translates from Italian, Russian and French. She is also a playwright and a fiction writer and maintains a regular blog.


"[Cleopatra] is a compelling and convincing fresco, full of action and emotion."--La Repubblica
"Its fidelity to historical sources is complimented by its imaginative, light-on-its-feet narrative style."
--Il Messaggero
"Cleopatra dismantles falsehoods and stereotypes to reconstruct a more authentic and reliable portrait of its central figure."
--La Stampa
"[Cleopatra] combines scholarship with novelistic detail and character depth...[Alberto Angela] effectively draws on previous scholarship, wading through legend and myth to get at the truth of what actually occurred... a character-rich historical biography."--Kirkus Reviews
Angela strives to make the ancient world accessible to modern readers...[offering] genuine insights.--Publishers Weekly
"Maybe we think we know everything about this charming woman, yet Alberto Angela, with his thirst for art and culture, will tell us things that will perhaps surprise us and surely remain in our minds and hearts." --Roberto Baldini, Sololibri

"Cleopatra is more than a book; it is like being immersed in a documentary expertly narrated by the one Italian who can do it best: Alberto Angela. [...] Written well, in a precise and engaging way, it reads lightly despite the topics covered." --Silvia Capelletto, Leggere A Colori