January 2011

Meanwhile, Back on the Nile

Star of stage, screen, television, and enough novels, plays and biographies to sink a penteconter, Cleopatra VII has been depicted as a scheming harlot, a wild teenager shorn of her locks, a political dominatrix, a loving mother — ad infinitum. Even so,  I couldn’t resist picking up a copy of Professor Duane Roller’s latest, Cleopatra, A Biography this week. It’s thin, a mere 156 pages,… Read More