Antony and Cleopatra. By Adrian Goldsworthy, Phoenix, €12.60
The term ‘‘star-cross’d lovers’’ might have been coined by Shakespeare to refer to Romeo and Juliet, but it could equally be used in relation to Antony and Cleopatra – also the subject of a Shakespeare play. The duo may have died in 30 BC, but their ardour has continued to inspire people to write about what was a fascinating love affair.
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