World-renowned Egyptologist Joann Fletcher offers an extraordinary look at one of Egypt's most intriguing leaders - the legendary Cleopatra. In the tradition of. Cleopatra was, indeed, not just a 'baleful beauty;' she was great. look at one of Egypt's most intriguing leaders—the legendary Cleopatra. Cleopatra the Great tells the story of a turbulent time and the extraordinary woman at its centre. She was Greek by descent - the last, and.