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The Legend of Naughty Cleopatra, Egypt's Last and Most Glorious Queen: As Related by Herself and Others, Chief Among Them Rome's Mark Antony

The Legend of Naughty Cleopatra, Egypt's Last and Most Glorious Queen: As Related by Herself and Others, Chief Among Them Rome's Mark Antony

by Tom Andersson
The Legend of Naughty Cleopatra, Egypt's Last and Most Glorious Queen: As Related by Herself and Others, Chief Among Them Rome's Mark Antony

The Legend of Naughty Cleopatra, Egypt's Last and Most Glorious Queen: As Related by Herself and Others, Chief Among Them Rome's Mark Antony

by Tom Andersson

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Men are from Rome, women are from Egypt. Or so they say. Send a few Roman legions to Gaul, Greece, or Carthage, and the Empire's triumph is all but assured. The legendary Pharaoh Cleopatra, however, is a most puzzling challenge, her weapons beyond men's cunning. She calls her ways "femininity-culture-love," and rare is the soldier who knows how to counter those. While this book roughly follows the Shakespearean story of Antony and Cleopatra and can be regarded as a historical novel, it is a Tristram Shandy of a historical novel: philosophical and other digressions abound. But what is philosophy without romance, the head without the heart? Love of women, love of men, and love of ancient Egypt and Egyptology all have their many moments. And since our world is also one of war, there is that, too; yet it is tempered by being mostly a war of words, fought by sages and pundits whose language is such that we must think them escapees from our think tanks and television sets — colonialism, never change! All in all, a novel for readers who long for something new.


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ISBN-13: 9781098333652
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/02/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 940,222
File size: 803 KB

About the Author

University years spent in Zurich and Dublin. M.A. in English and German literature. Capable of being funny once in a while.

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