Stacy Schiff on Cleopatra

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff discusses one of the most intriguing women in world history: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Cleopatra: A Life is an original reconstruction of a dazzling life that reshaped the ancient world. It talks about her marriages, conflicts, and her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.


Stacy Schiff

Comments [3]

gaetano catelli from Oxford, Mississippi

Fascinating segment, Lenny.

Dec. 01 2010 01:18 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Was the planting season different in Egypt because the overflow of the Nile happened at a different time of year (when?) from the rainy season in most of the known world?

Nov. 22 2010 01:45 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

What about Hatshepsut...wasn't she Pharaoh way before?

Grom Wikipedia: "Today it is generally recognized[by whom?] that Hatshepsut assumed the position of pharaoh and the length of her reign usually is given as twenty-two years, since she was assigned a reign of twenty-one years and nine months by the third-century B.C. historian, Manetho, who had access to many records that now are lost."

Is this not true?

Nov. 22 2010 01:41 PM

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