2 edition of Cleopatra found in the catalog.
H. Rider Haggard
|Statement||by H. Rider Haggard|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 336 p.|
|Number of Pages||336|
In 55 B. Instead, he was found wounded and taken to Cleopatra, where he would die with her. Cleopatra and Mark Antony formed their own drinking club. People can only judge them on whether they were beautiful.
Her story resonates because of what she represented in such a male-dominated society; in an era when Egypt was roiled by internal and external battles, Cleopatra held the country together and proved to be as powerful a leader as any of her male counterparts. By parading her through the streets of Rome as his trophy, he intends to reduce her character to a single, base element—to immortalize her as a whore. Her life inspired a Shakespeare play and several movies. In 31 B.
Related Profiles. Her romantic liaisons and military alliances with the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, as well as her supposed exotic beauty and powers of seduction, earned her an enduring place in history and popular myth. Over the next three centuries, his descendants would follow in his path. Abbot's brief preface gives a glimpse of how much this fabulous queen has indeed altered the course of human lives. It's an irrelevant question, says biographer Joann Fletcher.
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Well-educated and clever, Cleopatra could speak various languages and served as the dominant ruler in all three of her co-regencies. Abbot's brief preface gives a glimpse of how much this fabulous queen has indeed altered the course of human lives.
The story, told from the point of view of the Egyptian priest Harmachis, is recounted in biblical language, being in the form of papyrus scrolls found in a tomb. Cleopatra was a writer. In Caesar, Cleopatra now had access to enough military muscle to dethrone her brother and solidify her grip on Egypt as sole ruler.
He fell on his sword, and died just as news arrived that the rumor had been false. Cleopatra has been the subject of many movies and books. In pursuit of his rival, Caesar followed Pompey into Egypt, where he met and eventually fell in love with Cleopatra.
What happened during the battle is a mystery. It's a love story so epic that Shakespeare saw it fit to be the subject of one of his tragedies. But it is also a performance. Caesar and Cleopatra For his part, Caesar needed to fund his own return to power in Romeand needed Egypt to repay the debts incurred by Auletes.
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons Like most monarchs of her time, Cleopatra saw herself as divine; from birth she and other members of her family were declared to be gods and goddesses. The queen was by birth an Egyptian but the blood of her Greek ancestors flowed in her veins.
It is this ability to be the perfect embodiment of all things—beauty and ugliness, virtue and vice—that Cleopatra stands to lose after her defeat by Caesar. In 41 B. Despite her romantic involvements with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, she was known for her strength and ability to rule her country.
She persuaded her servant Apollodoros to wrap her in a carpet or, according to some sources, a sack used for storing bedclotheswhich he then presented to the year old Roman.
Defeat by Octavian In 34 B. The young pharaoh decided that Pompey was more trouble than he was worth and had him executed. Cleopatra was not Egyptian. Cleopatra returned to Egypt, followed shortly thereafter by Antony, who left behind his third wife, Fulvia, and their children in Rome.
Caesar took up residence at Alexandria's royal palace and summoned the warring siblings for a peace conference, which he planned to arbitrate. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany.
Jacob Abbott's Cleopatra is a work of historical biography, told in a highly dramatic and gripping style. The mighty dynasty of the Ptolemies, the fabled city of Alexandria, Cleopatra's ascent of the throne as a blooming young lass of fifteen, her marriage and exile, the circumstances under which she meets Julius Caesar, their relationship and Caesar's assassination in Rome are all the stuff of legend.
In late 32 B. Antony again met with Cleopatra to obtain funds for his long-delayed military campaign against the kingdom of Parthia.Dec 22, · Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in /5(63). Cleopatra had a son with Caesar and—after his murder—three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age.
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Nov 01, · The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue.
Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd /5(). Nov 07, · Born in 69 B.C., Cleopatra ascended the throne of Egypt at As childhood was not a subject of great interest to the ancients, Schiff explains, “players tended to emerge fully formed” into.