They are arguably the most famous lovers in history. Marcus Antonius of Rome stood at the pinnacle of power, fighting to be the most powerful man in the known world; and Cleopatra VII Philopator was the queen of one ancient civilization, Egypt, and heir to the unmatched cultural achievements of another, Greece.
Their love affair, their war together, their defeat and, finally, their suicides have been told and retold for centuries. But most of those retellings have been far from accurate, according to author and historian Adrian Goldsworthy.
Goldsworthy, author of Antony and Cleopatra, describes the couple's true story and why so much of what we know about them is wrong.
Listen to the interview.
The interview is awsome! Plus an excerpt from the book. This book is the best I've read so far on the subject. My review is in the works. (I know, I know, I'm slow)
Antony and Cleopatra by Adrian Goldsworthy.
Also available in Kindle format.