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Cleopatra

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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Thu July 8th, 2010, 3:40 am

Also, one of Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rose mysteries, The Judgment of Caesar, features Cleopatra. This one is not from Cleopatra's point-of-view, and is not an especially sympathetic portrayal of her, which I find refreshing for that very reason. While the Saylor's detective and the mystery he unravels is completely fictional, Saylor is a stickler for doing good research, and I'm inclined to have a lot of faith in the authenticity of his portrayal of the time and place.
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Postby nona » Thu July 8th, 2010, 1:58 pm

I've had Catalina's Riddle on my tbr mountain for a few years now and still have not read it yet but I hear great things about him so will have to bump it up.

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Postby Stephanie Dray » Thu July 8th, 2010, 7:18 pm

There is a new biography of Cleopatra coming out by Pulitzer Prize winner, Stacy Schiff. It's also been optioned for a movie. Additionally, Duane Roller has just come out with an excellent biography of Cleopatra which reveals that she may have been more Egyptian than previously thought.

Additionally, a number of John Maddox Roberts' mysteries have guest appearances with Cleopatra, and for that matter, don't forget Michelle Moran's Cleopatra's Daughter.

If you're trending towards the more historical fiction/fantasy side, check out Judith Tarr's Throne of Egypt and Jo Graham has an excellent book entitled Hands of Isis, as told by the handmaiden Charmion.
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Postby rockygirl » Sat August 14th, 2010, 1:57 am

"Stephanie Dray" wrote:There is a new biography of Cleopatra coming out by Pulitzer Prize winner, Stacy Schiff. It's also been optioned for a movie. Additionally, Duane Roller has just come out with an excellent biography of Cleopatra which reveals that she may have been more Egyptian than previously thought.

Additionally, a number of John Maddox Roberts' mysteries have guest appearances with Cleopatra, and for that matter, don't forget Michelle Moran's Cleopatra's Daughter.

If you're trending towards the more historical fiction/fantasy side, check out Judith Tarr's Throne of Egypt and Jo Graham has an excellent book entitled Hands of Isis, as told by the handmaiden Charmion.


I just read Hand of Isis a couple of weeks ago. I have to agree, it's fantastic.


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