Drawing on his prodigious wisdom of the traditional global and his willing feel of the period’s army and political background, Goldsworthy creates a novel portrait of the long-lasting enthusiasts. “Antony and Cleopatra have been initially political animals,” explains Goldsworthy, who locations politics and beliefs on the center in their storied romance. project a detailed research of historic resources and archaeological facts, Goldsworthy bridges the gaps of present scholarship and dispels misconceptions that experience entered the preferred awareness. He explains why Cleopatra used to be regularly portrayed through Hollywood as an Egyptian, although she used to be rather Greek, and argues that Antony had some distance much less army event than somebody could suspect from interpreting Shakespeare and different literature. Goldsworthy makes a major case for figuring out Antony as a robust Roman senator and political strength in his personal right.
A masterfully told—and deeply human—story of affection, politics, and ambition, Goldsworthy’s Antony and Cleopatra supplies a compelling reassessment of an important episode in old history.
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