The myths surrounding Cleopatra are so vast and so contradictory that it is difficult to separate the real woman from the legend. For centuries she has been portrayed as an Asian femme fatale, the entrapping seductress of both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, and as a stunningly beautiful and ruthless queen who used her sexual wiles to subvert the course of Roman rule. In this biography, Michael Foss looks at the myths and then beyond, using fresh research to bring to life the historical Cleopatra. What emerges in vivid detail is the image of a woman with physical grace and appeal, whose mind and political acumen were a match for Rome's mighty rulers. The Search for Cleopatra offers a portrait of one of the most absorbing and intriguing figures of all history.