Termed by the authors ""an historical reconstruction"", this is a half-factual, half-fictional tribute to Caesar and Cleopatra, covering the time span between Caesar's occupation of Egypt and his death. The book's uniqueness lies in its structure:- a series of letters written by Cleopatra to Caesar while he is battling for world domination -- connected by historical notes and explanations. Cleopatra's character emerges with her child-like mysticism, her capacity for love, her intellect, her wit, her cunning. Caesar stays in the background, a firm conqueror, recipient of the letters. This is the drama of two world conquerors, who conflict in idea and action, but who love with desperation...The language is strained and archaic; the value will be chiefly academic.