By Adrian Goldsworthy
A masterfully told—and deeply human—story of affection, politics, and ambition, Adrian Goldsworthy's Antony and Cleopatra supplies a compelling reassessment of a tremendous episode in historic history.
In this outstanding twin biography of the 2 nice fanatics 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 background of lives lived intensely at a time whilst the realm used to be altering profoundly, the e-book takes readers on a trip that crosses cultures and bounds from historical Greece and old Egypt to the Roman Empire.
Drawing on his prodigious wisdom of the traditional global and his willing feel of the period's army and political historical past, Goldsworthy creates a unique portrait of the long-lasting fans. "Antony and Cleopatra have been at the beginning political animals," explains Goldsworthy, who locations politics and beliefs on the middle in their storied romance. project an in depth research of old resources and archaeological facts, Goldsworthy bridges the gaps of present scholarship and dispels misconceptions that experience entered the preferred realization. He explains why Cleopatra was once constantly portrayed via Hollywood as an Egyptian, even supposing she was once particularly Greek, and argues that Antony had a ways much less army adventure than someone may suspect from studying Shakespeare and different literature. Goldsworthy makes a major case for figuring out Antony as a robust Roman senator and political strength in his personal correct.
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Antony and Cleopatra by Adrian Goldsworthy