Details about Cleopatra by Alberto Angela
Cleopatra is a name that summons definite images and feelings in every one of us. In our mind’s eye we immediately see the face of a stunning-looking, intelligent, and elegant woman with a deep gaze, and oozing sensuality. We’re immediately enveloped by the charm of Ancient Egypt and Rome. We automatically associate her name with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and the two greatest love stories of all time. Few figures from the past can arouse such powerful feelings in us, even though they lived a long, long time ago, more than two thousand years ago to be precise.
But how could this have happened? How did a delicate, lone woman, in an ancient world dominated by men, lead the kingdom of Egypt to its greatest expansion ever and become one of history’s brightest stars? It’s a question I have tried to answer in this book.