She is the stuff of myth and legend, one of history’s great heroines: Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. Lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Subject of Shakespeare, Shaw and, of course, the cinema.
But the real Cleopatra was far more interesting. Her story is told in a new biography, “Cleopatra: A Life”, by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Stacy Schiff.
Watch Stacy Schiff read an excerpt from “Cleopatra: A Life”: