Mark Antony comes to us through history most famously in Shakespeare as the man who fled from the naval battle at Actium to chase after his lover, Cleopatra. Even setting aside the cowardice attached to Continue reading →
Today we say the rich are born with silver spoons in their mouths. In the ancient world, they said the wealthy were born to the purple. This phrase alludes to the royal robes dyed with a precious shade of Continue reading →
Though no ancient sources directly link the two monarchs, it’s difficult to write a novel about the life of Cleopatra’s daughter Selene without referencing one of her mother’s bitterest enemies–Herod the Great, a villain of the New Testament.