By William Shakespeare
Antony, the soldier of Rome, and Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, fight with tragic effects opposed to the facility and authority of the rising Roman Empire.
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Antony and Cleopatra (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare