12/9/10: Cleopatra | KUER 90.1

12/9/10: Cleopatra

Salt Lake City, Utah – Biographer Stacy Schiff says that Cleopatra has had "one of the busiest afterlives in history." This Queen of Egypt died over 2000 years ago, but since then she's been the subject of poems and plays, she's had an asteroid and a cigarette named after her. But for all the fame, much of what we think we know about Cleopatra just isn't so. Thursday, Schiff joins us to rescue the queen from her legend.

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