My plan to dip into this bio at my leisure was destroyed with the first paragraph. Stacy Schiff immediately brought me into the world of 98 B.C., and the life of this amazing woman. This history is both personal and global. For all of us carrying forth our grandmothers' and mothers' work to bring equality to all women. It is mind boggling to discover the equality in law and life for women of Cleopatra's times. Read and weep; read and rejoice!
by Stacy Schiff