Pharaoh & lovely, Queen of the rile

UPSC Practice recommends Pharaoh & lovely, Queen of the rile.

Despite the press she’s received over the centuries for being the femme fatale, Cleopatra was no bimbo bombshell. Though Roman historian Dio Cassius called her ‘a woman of surpassing beauty,’ Plutarch, describing her a century after her death, wrote, ‘Her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her.’

Courtesy: Opinion-Economic Times

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