• "The most up-to-date account of Antony and Cleopatra, one of the most famous love stories of all time . . . tirelessly documented through original source documents that are used to explode some common myths."

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  • "Her research is careful and deep; her prose is lively and graceful; her sympathy for her central character is strong but wholly without sentimentality; her depiction of the worlds in which Cleopatra lived is detailed, textured and evocative. If there is a better book about Cleopatra for today's reader, I don't know what it is."

    Washington Post, Jonathan Yardley