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  Royalty.nu - History of Egypt - Cleopatra VII, the Last Pharaoh
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, which was then the capital of Egypt.
Cleopatra was afraid to open the door because of the approach of Octavian's army, but she and her two serving women let down ropes from a window and pulled him up.
Two pricks were found on Cleopatra's arm, and it was believed that she had allowed herself to be bitten by an asp (a kind of poisonous snake) that was smuggled in with the figs.
www.royalty.nu /Africa/Egypt/Cleopatra.html   (3578 words)

  
 History of Alexandria: Cleopatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As children, Cleopatra and her siblings wittnessed the defeat of their guardian, Pompey, by Julius Caesar in a duel.
Cleopatra was watching in silence, and when Mark Antony seemed to prevail, she supported him and, shortly after, they too became lovers.
Cleopatra was captured and taken to him, and the Roman Emperor had no interest in any relation, reconciliation, or even negotiation with the Egyptian Queen.
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/alexandria/History/cleo.html   (716 words)

  
 Cleopatra
Cleopatra showed directly she was talented, she instaured new laws, she devaluated the money by one third for the exportations.
Cleopatra becomes Queen of Egypt at the age of 18 (51 B.C.) She rapidly tries to solve the conflict with the Roman Empire.
Cleopatra is worried about that and cries, she tries to persuade Antony to stay in Egypt to protect her.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Shores/7037/cleo.htm   (3084 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Cleopatra Page
Cleopatra was born in 69 BCE, after the era of the pharaohs had passed, but in some parts of her kingdom the Egyptian people worshipped her.
Cleopatra was born in Egypt but her ancestry was Greek.
Cleopatra was a very different ruler than the Ptolemies who came before her.
www.mrdowling.com /604-cleopatra.html   (693 words)

  
 Cleopatra
Cleopatra stayed for a year and a half, but the Romans didn't approve of this foriegn queen spending so much time with their ruler.
When Cleopatra returned to Egypt he followed and stayed in Egypt until the news that the Parthians had invaded Rome reached him and that his wife was dead.
Cleopatra was captured by Octavian's men and brought alive to the palace.
www.cestarisweb.com /cleopatra.html   (1111 words)

  
 Queen Cleopatra
Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria.
Cleopatra came to the throne after death of her two elder sisters and after death of her father whom was much hated by the Egyptian and had fled to Rome several years before.
Two pricks were found on Cleopatra's arm, and it was believed that she had allowed herself to be bitten by an asp (a kind of poisonous snake).
www.kingtutshop.com /freeinfo/cleopatra.htm   (1867 words)

  
 Cleopatra
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, Egypt.
According to Egyptian law, Cleopatra was forced to have a consort, who was either a brother or a son, no matter what age, throughout her reign.
Cleopatra and Antony's son, Ptolemy Philadelphos was named King of Syria and Asia Minor at the age of two.
www.crystalinks.com /cleopatra.html   (3019 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Books | LRB essay | Mary Beard on Cleopatra
Cleopatra is an iconic figure, her legend fed by the writings of Plutarch, Chaucer, and Shakespeare, and the many film versions of her story.
Cleopatra's last public appearance in the city of Rome was in the form of a wax model, complete with model asp, carried in the victory parade of Octavian in 29BC.
The two parts of The Roman Mistress are held together by the figure of Cleopatra, with one essay on her image in Rome under Augustus leading into two chapters on Cleopatra movies from the early 20th century to Joseph Mankiewicz's 1963 'Lizpatra', as the Taylor/Burton epic was nicknamed.
books.guardian.co.uk /lrb/articles/0,6109,916814,00.html   (2924 words)

  
 Cleopatra of Egypt : From History to Myth
Cleopatra secured her place in history by living a dramatic life at a pivotal point in time.
Cleopatra conducted herself as a great queen who could maintain stability at home and command respect on the world stage.
Cleopatra posed a grave danger to Caesar's successor, Octavian, who rallied hostility against his enemy by portraying her as an immoral woman who threatened Roman society.
fm2.fieldmuseum.org /cleopatra/cleoVote.asp   (229 words)

  
 Cleopatra of Egypt | csmonitor.com
When Octavian Caesar defeated Cleopatra's forces, led by Mark Antony, her treasuries were looted, her kingdom despoiled, and her personal possessions taken by the Romans.
Cleopatra then married Mark Antony, giving him three children, two of whom disappeared from history, but the third, her one daughter, became a great queen.
Cleopatra ascended the throne at age 18 in 51 BC, and though married officially to her younger brother, she ruled alone.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0125/p13s02-alar.html   (1472 words)

  
 Egypt: Tour Egypt Monthly: Queens of Egypt, part III - Celopatra
Cleopatra was that last sovereign of the Macedonian dynasty, and though with no Egyptian blood, she proclaimed herself as "Daughter of Ra", the "Sun God of Egypt".
Cleopatra supported the later by a fleet of 50 ships and 500 men, which was not accepted by the Alexandrians.
Cleopatra refused to give up unless Octavius would promise to give the throne to one of her sons.
www.touregypt.net /magazine/mag04012001/magf4.htm   (2127 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Cleopatra Page
The brother and sister were to rule Egypt as husband and wife, but Ptolemy XIII forced his sister from the throne in an attempt to seize total power.
Cleopatra saw an opportunity to return to power when she learned Caesar was in Egypt.
Antony and Cleopatra hoped to oust Octavian and rule together, but Octavian used the relationship between Antony and the unpopular Cleopatra to his advantage.
www.mrdowling.com /702-cleopatra.html   (385 words)

  
 THE INFAMOUS CLEOPATRA
Cleopatra VII (51-30 BC) was illustrious, intelligent and politically astute, and was reputedly the only Ptolomaic ruler to have actually learnt the Egyptian language.
Cleopatra VII first shared a co-regency with her father Ptolomy XII (80-51 BC) and then with her brother Ptolomy XIII (51-47 BC), who actually ousted her from power for a time in the year 48 BC.
In 47 BC, Cleopatra had a son, Ptolomy Caesarion, whom she claimed to be fathered by Julius Caesar.
www.egyptologyonline.com /cleopatra.htm   (701 words)

  
 80 Cleopatra Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
http://interoz.com/egypt/cleopatr.htm Cleopatra Cleopatra VII Ptolemaic Dynasty #160 In the springtime of 51 BC, Ptolemy Auletes died and left his kingdom in his will to his eighteen year old daughter, Cleopatra, and her younger brother Ptolemy XIII who was twelve at the time.
http://www.houseofptolemy.org/housecle.htm *** The House of Ptolemy: Caesar, Cleopatra, Marcus Antonius - the Transition to a Greco-Roman (Roman Imperial) Egypt *** The House of Ptolemy: Caesar, Cleopatra, and Marcus Antonius and the Transition to a Greco-Roman (Roman Imperial) Egypt [ Ceasar, Cleopatra, Marcus Antonius...
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/alexandria/History/cl_his.html Cleopatra Chronology Chronology of Cleopatra Courtesy of Renaud Calvat BC 69 Birth of Cleopatra BC 48 Caesar restores Cleopatra on the Egyptian throne BC 46-44 Cleopatra resides in Rome BC 44-40 Elimination of Caesar's assassins BC 44 Assassination of Caesar BC 43...
www.mysteries-megasite.com /main/bigsearch/cleopatra.html   (3131 words)

  
 WIC - History of Women through Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The last of the great Queens of Egypt, Cleopatra nearly altered the face of the world by seeking to unite her realm with that of the Roman Empire.
Born in Alexandria, Cleopatra received an extensive education preparing her to govern Egypt wisely.
Cleopatra rushed to his side where he died in her arms.
www.wic.org /artwork/cleopatr.htm   (486 words)

  
 Cleopatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cleopatra had relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most important Roman rulers of their time.
Cleopatra was returned to the throne with another brother, Ptolemy XIV.
His followers took him to Cleopatra and he died in her arms.
www.worldhistory.com /cleopatra.htm   (377 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Cleopatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A succinct preface places the tale in historical context, noting that much of what is known about Cleopatra is based on legend or gossip--and that most accounts of her life were penned by her enemies.
Cleopatra VII was eighteen years old when she became Queen of Egypt in the year 51 B.C. Read the first page
The authors brought out a different side to Cleopatra and portrayed her as the brilliant, intelligent and beautiful women she was.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0688154808?v=glance   (1250 words)

  
 A scholar and a queen
But an alternative view has emerged from research to be published in early December: Cleopatra as a woman of superior intellect who actively pursued philosophical and scientific debate with her peers.
He also wants "to draw the attention of the Arabic world, to reclaim their own heritage," and to show them that "their commonly-held perception that archaeological studies is against Islam, and that we in the Arabic and Islamic world should have nothing to do with it, should really stop and should change."
CLEOPATRA (c.70-31 BC) was the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt, made queen by Julius Caesar in 48 BC.
www2.rnw.nl /rnw/en/features/science/10631355   (823 words)

  
 Cleopatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To prove his love for Cleopatra, Caesar does claim his son, but in the process he makes several enemies who successfully conspire to assassinate him.
Devastated by her lover's death, Cleopatra focuses on protecting her son, her throne and her country.
Cleopatra takes her dying lover into her tomb and prepares herself for death as Egypt is invaded by her enemies.
www.uia.net /~wildcard/quast/cleo.htm   (397 words)

  
 Cleopatra
He fell hopelessly in love with her, and Cleopatra, conscious of her royalty and even her claims to divinity as the pharaoh's daughter, seems to have hoped to use Antony to reestablish the real power of the Egyptian throne.
Cleopatra - Cleopatra queen of Egypt Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt Born: 69 Died: 30 B.C. Information...
Cleopatra's Needles - Cleopatra's Needles, name in popular use for two obelisks of red granite from Egypt.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0812535.html   (532 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: DVD: Cleopatra -- Three-Disc Special Edition [1963]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cleopatra is astounding on every level - the magnificent sets, the unique array of actors and, infamously, a production that almost cost 20th Century Fox its bankruptcy.
Elizabeth Taylor is stunning as Cleopatra and, regardless of what you have read, she pulls off the role with ease - this is pure entertainment and a movie that will never be matched again.
Cleopatra's entrance into Rome is one of my favorite movie scenes of all time.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005UWMT   (1324 words)

  
 Royal Cleopatra Dahabia Charters in Egypt
You need casual wear only; comfortable foot wear, swimming suit for the night you spend in the hotel in Luxor as most hotels have a swimming pool, a sun hat, some t-shirts and shorts, a sweater for cool evenings and for excursions and blue jeans.
Royal Cleopatra is the only Nile Cruise that allows you a mix of meals that are served in : Local Restaurant, Luxury Hotels and barbecue on some of the islands in the middle of the Nile, and guarantee a memorable dining experience every day.
Guests of Royal Cleopatra Nile Cruises, receive special attention as we will provide you with a private Egyptologist to answer any questions you may have about the wonders around you.
www.nilecruiseegypt.net   (884 words)

  
 Cleopatra (1934)
The legendary Egyptian Queen of the Nile princess/seductress, Cleopatra (Claudette Colbert) becomes the Queen and ruler of Egypt by her manipulative, wily, and seductive ways with the Roman men in her life: Julius Caesar (Warren William) (who is assassinated) and Marc Antony (Henry Wilcoxon).
The enormous royal barge is being rowed by long ranks of enslaved oarsmen propelling the two lovers into the darkened sea (toward paradise?) to the suggestive, seductive, cadenced beat and rhythm of the drummer.
Cleopatra falls dramatically at Antony's feet to pledge herself to him, and he vows to fight with her, disavowing his allegiance to Rome:
www.filmsite.org /cleo.html   (1225 words)

  
 Discovery Channel :: News :: Cleopatra: Scientist, Not Seductress?
El Daly attributes the first Arab account of Cleopatra as a scientist to Al-Masudi, who died in 956 A.D. In his book "Muruj," Al-Masudi wrote of Cleopatra, "She was a sage, a philosopher who elevated the ranks of scholars and enjoyed their company.
Lefkowitz added that Cleopatra was a royal name in the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, so the Arabic texts could have been referring to more than one queen with the same name.
She added, "Cleopatra was educated in the sciences, and no doubt encouraged scientists and discussed their findings and thoughts with them.
dsc.discovery.com /news/briefs/20041213/cleopatra.html   (759 words)

  
 Cleopatra (1963)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plot Summary: The film is the historical and poetical drama of Queen Cleopatra of Egypt who wants to stabilize her power by using the tensions in the Roman Empire...
Trivia: Alex North was chosen to score the film after 'Joseph Mankiewicz' 's son Chris told him that North had done a magnificent job in composing a score for Spartacus (1960).
Goofs: Anachronisms: Cleopatra travels through an arch that was built at least 300 years after her death.
us.imdb.com /Title?0056937   (499 words)

  
 *** The House of Ptolemy: Caesar, Cleopatra, & Marcus Antonius - the Transition to a Greco-Roman (Roman Imperial) ...
Cleopatra ruled wisely, fought mercilessly, and carried on a flaming love affair with Caesar." The preface well boasts of helpful historical input from the likes of the esteemed Dorothy Thompson, Bob Briar, and Cathy Lorber as well as popular novelist Margaret George and others.
The Cleopatra Ode, a poem by Horace, opens with a bold juxtaposition of archaic Greek literature and contemporary Roman life, as the poet moves in mid-sentence from a motto taken from Alcaeus to an allusion to the contemporary Roman feasts of the Salii.
This was: *** The House of Ptolemy: Caesar, Cleopatra, and Marcus Antonius and
www.houseofptolemy.org /housecle.htm   (3393 words)

  
 Cleopatra (1999) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plot Summary: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen (Leonor Varela) born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by...
Goofs: Factual errors: Cleopatra as portrayed in this film is some kind of Egyptian or African queen.
She was a member of the ruling family, the Ptolemies, who were Greek in origin, and Cleopatra herself was part Iranian.
us.imdb.com /Title?0178130   (265 words)

  
 Cleopatra Home Page
Although some liberties were taken with time and space, for the most part they really behaved as they are presented with the exception of Octavian, who is portrayed in a very negative light.
He was actually a much better person than shown here, but then this is Cleopatra's movie after all.
Part I deals with Cleopatra and Julius Caesar and Part II with Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
www.historyinfilm.com /cleo/cleohome.htm   (383 words)

  
 The Art Institute of Chicago/Cleopatra
Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to Art of the Ancient World
The text accompanying Cleopatra is available in both English and Spanish.
All Copyright in and to the program, in whole or in part, belongs to the publisher and its licensors and is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office
www.artic.edu /cleo   (276 words)

  
 :: Daughter of Isis :: The Cleopatra VII Fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you are a fan of Cleopatra then please consider joining the fanlisting!
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