Cleopatra: Liberated Woman


She’s one of history’s most misunderstood women: Cleopatra. She married and buried two brothers, captivated two of the most powerful men of her time, and — famously — took her own life at 39.  A highly educated woman, she outwitted manipulative advisors and seduced the 52-year-old Julius Caesar by rolling herself up in a carpet and being delivered to his room — all before age 21. She was, simply put, the most powerful woman of her time — known for her liaisons and masterful political skills. To the Romans, she was an evil seductress; to modern historians, she is the epitome of brilliance.

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Target audience:

Adults, 50+, Teens

Event type:

Lectures & author talks