The Predecessors of Cleopatra

The Predecessors of Cleopatra

Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Egyptian Queens collection.

Author: Leigh North

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664189295

Category: History

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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Egyptian Queens collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Black Hand The Queen Mertytefs Nitocris Sebek-Nefru-Ra Aah-Hotep Aahmes-Nefertari Hatshepsut Maut-a-mua Tyi Nefertiti Tuaa Nofutari-Minimut Ur-Maa-Nofur-Ra Tausert Persian Queens Roxane Ptolemy Queens Arsinoe II Cleopatra VI
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Predecessors of Cleopatra

Predecessors of Cleopatra

"Predecessors of Cleopatra" by Leigh North.

Author: Leigh North

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664573049

Category: History

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"Predecessors of Cleopatra" by Leigh North. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Shakspere and his Predecessors

Shakspere and his Predecessors

But against the advice of his lieutenants , the infatuated Roman yields to Cleopatra's capricious eagerness to fight by sea , though he has only raw and ...

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Cleopatra has been defined by her relationships with powerful Roman statesmen Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, both of whom fathered her children, but there is much more to Cleopatra’s story than romantic intrigue.

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Hourly History

ISBN: 9781979751841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the last Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra reigned over the end of an era. Cleopatra has been defined by her relationships with powerful Roman statesmen Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, both of whom fathered her children, but there is much more to Cleopatra’s story than romantic intrigue. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Ptolemaic Dynasty ✓ Cleopatra as Queen ✓ Cleopatra and Julius Caesar ✓ Mark Antony and Cleopatra ✓ Propaganda Wars ✓ The Last Pharaoh of Egypt: Cleopatra's Suicide And much more! One of the first independent female rulers of an ancient kingdom, Cleopatra was a gifted diplomat, efficient administrator, and accomplished linguist who ruled her kingdom with more courage than the majority of her male predecessors. Cleopatra’s death ended an era, but her life promised the dawn of a new age, one where women might dare to rule the world.
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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

THE CHALLENGE OF REPRESENTING ROMAN PARTNERS In comparison with those predecessors, Cleopatra VII managed to escape her marital and family ties more easily: ...

Author: Margaret Melanie Miles

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520243675

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The essays in this volume address Cleopatra's life and legacy, presenting fresh examinations of her decisions and actions, the influence of contemporary Egyptian culture on Rome, and the enduring Roman fascination with her story, which thrives even today.
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Shakspere s Predecessors in the English Drama

Shakspere s Predecessors in the English Drama

223 hours , produced two tragedies , ' Philotas ' and Cleopatra , ' to serve as
patterns of a purer style . Both , in the opinion of impartial critics , are apparent
failures . They resemble a dilettante's disquisitions upon tragic fables rather than
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Author: John Addington Symonds

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ISBN: OXFORD:300078377

Category: English drama

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Shakespeare s predecessors in the English drama

Shakespeare s predecessors in the English drama

Daniel, in his determination not to violate the unities, confines himself to the last hours of Cleopatra's life; and rather than disturb the ceremonious ...

Author: John Addington Symonds

Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company

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Category: English drama

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

her predecessors, Cleopatra had taken the trouble to communicate with her Egyptian subjects and make friends beyond Alexandria, which meant that she had ...

Author: Zoe Lowery

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508172550

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Cleopatra is renowned as one of the most famous female leaders in all of history, but often her importance as the Macedonian dynasty’s last queen is obscured by her reputation for a lavish life and her tumultuous, high-profile romances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Countless books, movies, plays, and operas have highlighted the drama and downplayed her keen political acumen and dedication to increasing Egypt’s power. Cleopatra, who began ruling Egypt when she was only eighteen years old, was a witty, stimulating conversationalist who was able to use her charm and intelligence for the good of her country.
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Cleopatra and Egypt

Cleopatra and Egypt

Unlike any of her predecessors Cleopatra turned this potentially weak situation around to her own benefit. She did so by having children with two ...

Author: Sally-Ann Ashton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444301519

Category: History

Page: 240

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This beautifully illustrated new biography of Cleopatra draws on literary, archaeological, and art historical evidence to paint an intimate and compelling portrait of the most famous Queen of Egypt. Deconstructs the image of Cleopatra to uncover the complex historical figure behind the myth Examines Greek, Roman, and Egyptian representations of Cleopatra Considers how she was viewed by her contemporaries and how she presented herself Incorporates the author’s recent field work at a temple of Cleopatra in Alexandria Beautifully illustrated with over 40 images
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Cleopatra the Great

Cleopatra the Great

Although her use of traditional male attire followed that of her pharaonic female predecessors, Cleopatra III's presentation of herself on equal terms with ...

Author: Joann Fletcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848946330

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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 greatest, Egyptian pharaoh. But our understanding of her has been obscured by Roman propaganda, Shakespearean tragedy and Hollywood, with little attempt to tell her true story – until now. In the first biography for over thirty years, Joann Fletcher draws on a wealth of overlooked detail and the latest research to reveal Cleopatra as she truly was, from her first meeting with Julius Caesar to her legendary death by snakebite. Bringing the ancient world to life, Cleopatra the Great is full of tantalising details about the Pharaoh’s infamous banquets, her massive library, her goddess outfits, beauty regimes and hairstyles. Joann Fletcher discovers the real woman behind the myth.
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The Last Queens of Egypt

The Last Queens of Egypt

But what of her predecessors? The Last Queens of Egypt examines the roles played by the Ptolemaic royal women and explores their part in religion, politics and court intrigue.

Author: Sally-Ann Ashton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317868736

Category: History

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The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who ruled Egypt for 300 years, Cleopatra is the most famous of the Ptolemaic queens. But what of her predecessors? The Last Queens of Egypt examines the roles played by the Ptolemaic royal women and explores their part in religion, politics and court intrigue. Explaining their propensity for incest, murder and power, Sally Ann Ashton shows the extent of the power they enjoyed, the price they paid, and how they shaped Cleopatra's reign.
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Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids

Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids

... splendid than the others, because each new Ptolemy tried to outdo his or her predecessors. Cleopatra spent a rather peaceful childhood in Alexandria.

Author: Simonetta Carr

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613739785

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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2018 San Diego Book Awards Finalist Cleopatra has been called intelligent and scheming, ambitious and ruthless, sensual and indulgent. This unique biography captures the excitement of her life story, including portions that have been largely neglected, such as her interest in literature and science and her role as a mother, and allows readers to draw their own conclusions. Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids also includes maps, time lines, online resources, a glossary, and 21 engaging hands-on activities to help readers better appreciate the ancient culture and era in which Cleopatra lived. Kids will: - Create a beaded Egyptian-style necklace - Build a simple Nile River boat - Prepare homemade yogurt - Construct a model shadoof, a tool used to raise water to higher ground for irrigation - Translate their names into hieroglyphs for a cartouche bookmark - "Mummify" a hot dog - Write an Egyptian love poem - And more!
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The Last Queens of Egypt

The Last Queens of Egypt

As ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra and her ability to court the powerful and ... Such diplomatic unions were commonplace among Cleopatra's predecessors and it is ...

Author: Sally-Ann Ashton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317868729

Category: History

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The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who ruled Egypt for 300 years, Cleopatra is the most famous of the Ptolemaic queens. But what of her predecessors? The Last Queens of Egypt examines the roles played by the Ptolemaic royal women and explores their part in religion, politics and court intrigue. Explaining their propensity for incest, murder and power, Sally Ann Ashton shows the extent of the power they enjoyed, the price they paid, and how they shaped Cleopatra's reign.
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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Jacob Abbott's Cleopatra describes in detail this reign, with a detailed description of Cleopatra's intrigues, seductions and eventual downfall. Cleopatra as a young woman already showed the ambition and cunning required for an empress.

Author: Jacob Abbott

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ISBN: 1517002044

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Cleopatra comes from a family that has left its mark by engaging in crime and vice. Many, or maybe all, of her predecessors engaged in acts such as using the wealth of the nation for themselves, adultery and incest. For a very long time Egypt had Alexandria as its capital, thanking its origin to Alexander the Great. Back in ancient times (but also now) Egypt was relatively isolated from the rest of the world. Ptolemy was the first ruler of Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great and started a long reign of prosperous and fertile Egypt, but filled with intrigues and vice. Jacob Abbott's Cleopatra describes in detail this reign, with a detailed description of Cleopatra's intrigues, seductions and eventual downfall.Cleopatra as a young woman already showed the ambition and cunning required for an empress. When her father Ptolemy was reaching the end of his life, he however was more compelled to let a son be the emperor than his oldest child, Cleopatra. This dilemma he solved in the way many of his ancestors had done, he married Cleopatra to Ptolemy (his son). The true execution of the rule over Egypt he left to Pothinus (an eunuch), Cleopatra and Ptolemy were only 18 and 10 years of age at the time. In the following years Cleopatra grew stronger but was exiled by a conspiracy between Ptolemy (her husband) and Pothinus over a struggle for power. She would not be gone for long.In Syria (a very central country in much of the history of the world) she raised an army in order to fight her way back to rule. A battle never occurred because Ceasar won the civil war that had been raging in the Roman empire and by coincidence ended up in Alexandria. In one of her cunning moves she smuggled herself into Alexandria, Ceasar had tried to pursue Pompey there, where she presented her case to Ceasar. Ceasar was taken back by her charm and daring moves and immediate resolved to get her to consolidate with her brother."My honour was not yielded, but conquered merely." - CleopatraThe subsequent intrigues are too many to mention in this summary. They constitute Ceasar abandoning his duties as ruler of the Roman empire by staying in Alexandria for a great many years. Cleopatra bears multiple children who are presumed to be from Ceasar, a man who has a wife back in Rome. They together live in the most luxurious ways possible at that time and enjoy each others company. After the assassination of Ceasar, Cleopatra succeeds in seducing the next ruler of the Roman empire, Anthony. Their love leads to more adultery, vice and children. In the end Antony is defeated by opposing forces in the Roman empire and dies in Alexandria. Not much later Cleopatra is taken prisoner and eventually dies from poison she inflicts on herself.Cleopatra by Jacob Abbott is a tragic story, for all the power and wealth available to many of the main antagonists, they let their urges and needs take control instead of reason. Where Ceasar and Anthony were in great positions to rule the Roman empire without much opposition, they both chose to perish in Egypt. If the history of Cleopatra shows anything, it is that even the greatest of man can fall by the touch of a woman. Although Cleopatra is a rather long read, it is worth it if you are interested in the history of Egypt and the fallibility of mankind. My advice is to read it when convenient
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Shakespeare s Hyperontology

Shakespeare s Hyperontology

In the work of the Renaissance predecessors, Cleopatra emerges as the schematized abstraction that act 3 now comes to display on the lowest level of its ...

Author: Harald William Fawkner

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838633838

Category: Literary Criticism

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Utilizing a number of poststructuralist devices, H. W. Fawkner employs an ontodramatic line of approach in order to suggest that a single hidden pattern of hyperontological suggestion organizes Shakespeare's entire imaginative outlook in Antony and Cleopatra.
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Antony and Cleopatra A Critical Reader

Antony and Cleopatra  A Critical Reader

Cleopatra. and. its. Predecessors. Examination of Antony and Cleopatra in the light of how sixteenth-century French and English neo-Senecan drama treated ...

Author: Domenico Lovascio

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350049925

Category: Literary Criticism

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Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: - Essays on the play's critical and performance history - A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play - A selection of new essays by leading scholars - A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online Antony and Cleopatra is among Shakespeare's most enduringly popular tragedies. A theatrical piece of extraordinary political power, it also features one of his most memorable couples. Both intellectually and emotionally challenging, Antony and Cleopatra also tests the boundaries of theatrical representation. This volume offers a stimulating and accessible guide to the play that takes stock of the past and current situation of scholarship while simultaneously opening up fresh, thought-provoking critical perspectives.
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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

cleopatra vii, the last macedonian Greek queen of Egypt, was born around the ... culture and civilization that had eluded her predecessor Ptolemies, ...

Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199752583

Category: History

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Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous--yet more poorly understood--than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was always the preservation of her dynasty and kingdom. Roller's authoritative account is the first to be based solely on primary materials from the Greco-Roman period: literary sources, Egyptian documents (Cleopatra's own writings), and representations in art and coinage produced while she was alive. His compelling portrait of the queen illuminates her prowess as a royal administrator who managed a large and diverse kingdom extending from Asia Minor to the interior of Egypt, as a naval commander who led her own fleet in battle, and as a scholar and supporter of the arts. Even her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius--the source of her reputation as a supreme seductress who drove men to their doom--were carefully crafted state policies: she chose these partners to insure the procreation of successors who would be worthy of her distinguished dynasty. That Cleopatra ultimately lost to her Roman opponents, Roller contends, in no way diminishes her abilities. "Roller tells his tale smoothly and accessibly....The resulting portrait is that of a complex, many-sided figure, a potent Hellenistic ruler who could move the tillers of power as skillfully as any man, and one far and nobly removed from the 'constructed icon' of popular imagination." --The New York Times Book Review "A rich account of late Ptolemaic culture." --The New Yorker "Offers a superb panorama of the society and culture of late Ptolemaic Egypt, with vivid sketches of the (remarkably vigorous) intellectual life of Cleopatra's Alexandria and the structural instabilities of the late Ptolemaic state." --Times Literary Supplement "Besides providing a compelling story and breathing fresh air into a heretofore two-dimensional caricature from history, Roller's 'Cleopatra' provides an interesting commentary on the attitudes still prevalent towards women who rule." --Christian Science Monitor "Compulsively readable." --Bookslut "A definitive account of a queen of remarkable strength." --Publishers Weekly
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Cleopatra s Daughter

Cleopatra s Daughter

The current king was Ariarathes IX (also designated X, depending on how various claimants are counted, and not related to his homonymous predecessors), ...

Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190618841

Category: History

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The Roman emperor Augustus gave his name to the age he dominated, from the latter half of the first century BC until the second decade of the following century. Yet he shared the age with several royal women who ruled parts of the Mediterranean world, in a symbiotic relationship with Rome. This book is the first detailed portrait of these remarkable women. Previous accounts of the period have centered on Augustus or Rome's allied kings, with scant attention to the women who ruled as their partners or on their own. The most famous of these is Cleopatra Selene, the daughter of the great Cleopatra VII of Egypt and her partner, the Roman magistrate Marcus Antonius. Her very survival following Roman victory over her mother's forces is itself noteworthy but she went on to rule Mauretania (northwest Africa) with her husband for more than twenty years. She even attempted to reconstitute her mother's legacy in this remote region and, like her mother, was an ardent patron of the arts and scholarship. Other women of note included in this book are Pythodoris of Pontos, who ruled northern Asia Minor for forty years, and Salome of Judaea, the sister of Herod the Great, who, while never queen, exercised significant power for nearly half a century. These and others--Glaphyra of Cappadocia, Dynamis of Bosporos, Abe of Olbe, and Mousa of Parthia-were all part of the interrelated dynasties of the Augustan Age. Their values and attitudes toward rule directly affected the emergent Roman imperial system, and their legacy survived for centuries through their descendants and the goals of the royal women of Rome, such as Livia and Octavia, the wife and sister of Augustus. Assimilating all of the historical and archaeological evidence, Cleopatra's Daughter recovers these extraordinary women from the dim shadows of the ancient past.
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Ebony

Ebony

"Far more than her predecessors, [Cleopatra] made an effort to learn Egyptian and was very savvy about presenting herself as Egyptian to the people that she ...

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