Antony and Cleopatra

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Yale University Press
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5.87 X 8.92 X 1.24 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
Adrian Goldsworthy is a leading historian of the ancient world. The author of many books, including How Rome Fell, Caesar, The Roman Army at War, and In the Name of Rome, he lectures widely and consults on historical documentaries produced by the History Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC. Goldsworthy is also the recipient of numerous prizes. He lives in Wales.
"[Goldsworthy] tells the story of [Cleopatra''s] dynasty with huge skill. . . . Carefully interweaved into this extraordinary tale is another: the rise of Rome from tatty city state to Mediterranean domination."--Peter Heather, "BBC History Magazine
"--Peter Heather "BBC History Magazine "
"Goldsworthy reveals that Antony and Cleopatra were far more complex, interesting, and ultimately human figures, than ancient propagandists or modern theorists have made them out to be. My guess is that they would approve, and so will readers."--Guy MacLean Rogers, Wellesley College--Guy MacLean Rogers
"Adrian Goldsworthy is one of our most promising young military historians today."--Sir John Keegan, author of "The Iraq War"

--Sir John Keeagn
"[Goldsworthy] does a splendid job of putting their lives in context and forcefully reminding us of the most salient aspects of their story while dispersing the romantic fog that has clung to them."--Christopher Silvester, "The Express" (London)
--Christopher Silvester "The Express (London) "
"[Goldsworthy] set[s] out simply and lucidly . . . [not just] the story of their affair . . . but also a portrait of the political and military world in which it took place."--Sam Leith, "The Times" (London)
--Sam Leith "The Times (London) "
"[Goldsworthy] is excellent in puncturing the myth of Antony as a great Roman military tactician. . . . He is also refreshingly frank about the unimportance of Cleopatra herself. This was a world in which the power of Rome ruled."--Mary Beard, "Financial Times
"--Mary Beard "Financial Times "