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  Cleopatra VII of Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cleopatra VII Philopator (January 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC,Greek:Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ), later Cleopatra Thea Neotera Philopator kai Philopatris, was queen of ancient Egypt, the last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and hence the last Hellenistic ruler of Egypt.
Cleopatra was a co-ruler of Egypt with her father (Ptolemy XII Auletes), her brothers/husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV and later her son Caesarion.
"Cleopatra" is Greek for "father's glory," and her full name, "Cleopatra Thea Philopator" means "the Goddess Cleopatra, the Beloved of Her Father." She was the third daughter of the king Ptolemy XII Auletes, with whom she was first made to rule.When Cleopatra VII ascended the Egyptian throne, she was only seventeen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cleopatra_VII_of_Egypt   (2170 words)

  
 Julius Caesar: The Last Dictator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC, daughter of Ptolemy XII (nicknamed Auletes, the flute-player) and, probably, of his sister, Cleopatra V. She was Ptolemy's third child and was not expected to become queen.
Cleopatra, now secured upon her throne by the death or destruction of all her siblings except the youngest brother, Ptolemy XIV (age 11), was now firmly in charge of her kingdom with three of Caesar's four legions left behind as an occupying army.
Cleopatra and her brother (and her son) then took the extraordinary step of leaving Alexandria in the hands of her ministers and traveling to Rome, where the Queen was set up in state in Caesar's own villa in Trastavere, across the Tiber from Rome.
heraklia.fws1.com /contemporaries/Cleopatra/Index.html   (4745 words)

  
 Cleopatra
Cleopatra VII was born in sixty-nine BC in Alexandria, Egypt to a family of Macedonian decent and important rule.
Cleopatra VII was the daughter of Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos, nicknamed "Auletes", meaning "flute-player" in Greek.
Cleopatra VII retired to her own tomb to await the end, as Antony had fallen on his sword in despair, surviving his attempt to suicide long enough to be taken to Cleoptra VII, dying in her arms.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Egypt/03/muzzillo/muzzillo.htm   (1166 words)

  
 History of Alexandria: Cleopatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 VII of Egypt: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cleopatra VII Philopator (ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ, December, 70 BC or January, 69 BC–August 12?, 30 BC) was queen (queen: The wife or widow of a king) of ancient Egypt (Egypt: A republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC).
Cleopatra VII was Greek and born in Egypt, took the throne alone at the death of her father Ptolemy XII (Ptolemy XII: more facts about this subject) in spring 51 BC.
Cleopatra on TV All seven queens bearing the name Cleopatra were featured in the BBC mini-series (mini-series: a miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/cleopatra_vii_of_egypt2   (2835 words)

  
 ANCIENT EGYPT: QUEEN CLEOPATRA VII LAST OF THE PHAROAHS B.C. 69-30 INSPIRES SOLAR NAVIGATOR FIGURE HEAD, SOLAR BOAT
ANCIENT EGYPT: QUEEN CLEOPATRA VII LAST OF THE PHAROAHS B.C. The design of Solar Navigator's figure head is partly inspired by their beautiful Queen, Cleopatra, while drawing modern influences from popular faces of today.
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, which was then the capital of Egypt.
Cleopatra was Macedonian, but despite her ancestry was Macedonian, she was worshipped as a god.
www.solarnavigator.net /cleopatra_egyptian_pharoah.htm   (1175 words)

  
 Malaspina Great Books - Cleopatra VII (69 BCE-30 BCE)
Cleopatra VII (69 BC - 30 BC) was pharaoh of ancient Egypt.
Cleopatra VII took the throne alone at the death of her father, Ptolemy XII of Egypt Auletes in 51 B.C. She was subsequently co-ruler with two of her brothers, Ptolemy XIII of Egypt, who opposed the Roman domination, and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (47-45).
Cleopatra is reputed to have been the first member of her family in their 300 year reign in Egypt to have learned the Egyptian language.
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 Antony and Cleopatra
When he summoned Cleopatra VII of Egypt, she sailed up the river Cydnus aboard a luxurious barge, on which she lay dressed like the goddess of love; the rumour spread that Venus was come to feast with Bacchus, for the common good of Asia.
Shakespeare reduces Cleopatra's share of guilt in the fatal battle of Actium: in Plutarch she persuades Antony to fight at sea against his better judgement; in the play it is Antony who decides to fight at sea*.
Like Elizabeth I, Cleopatra VII was a powerful ruler in her own right; it is a measure of Shakespeare's independence from his source that he created her as a woman of great strength as well as of fascination*.
ise.uvic.ca /Library/SLTnoframes/history/antonyandcleo.html   (769 words)

  
 Cleopatra
Cleopatra VII reigned in Egypt between 51 and 30 B.C.E. Her primary goal as a ruler was to restore over the eastern Mediterranean the supremacy of the Lagides, the dynasty of Macedonian origin of which she herself was a descendant.
In fact, Cleopatra was one of the few women who have been a dominant factor in the political events of their times.
Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth edited by Susan Walker and Peter Higgs (Princeton University Press) This lavishly illustrated catalogue coincides with a major international exhibition celebrating images of Cleopatra.
www.wordtrade.com /history/cleopatraR.htm   (1858 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - History of Egypt - Cleopatra VII, the Last Pharaoh
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.
Cleopatra was determined to die - perhaps because she had lost Mark Antony, perhaps because she knew Octavian intended to humiliate her, as her sister Arsinoe had been humiliated, by marching her through Rome in chains.
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   (3604 words)

  
 Caesarion
Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar
Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, nicknamed Caesarion (little Caesar) (lived June 23, 47 to August, 30 BC; reigned September 2, 44 BC to August, 30 BC) was the son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra VII of Egypt and the last pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt.
Cleopatra's consort Mark Antony had committed suicide prior to Octavian's entry into the capital; she followed his example by committing suicide on August 12, 30 BC.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/Caesarion.html   (362 words)

  
 Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Cleopatra VII & Ptolemy XIII
Cleopatra 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.
interoz.com /egypt/cleopatr.htm   (2922 words)

  
 Cleopatra- Famous Egyptians
Cleopatra VII Philopator was queen of ancient Egypt.
Cleopatra VII was Greek and born in Alexandria, Egypt, took the throne alone at the death of her father Ptolemy XII in spring 51 BC.
He may have married Cleopatra according to the Egyptian rite although he was, at the time, married to Octavia, sister of his fellow triumvir Octavian.
www.suziemanley.com /famous_egyptians/cleopatra_7.htm   (521 words)

  
 Cleopatra VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cleopatra's legendary powers of seduction were likely due to her charisma, intelligence, and personality, rather than physical beauty.
Cleopatra married another of her brothers, Ptolemy XIV, but she also became Caesar's mistress and followed him to Rome, where she stayed until his assassination (44 BC).
Returning to Egypt, Cleopatra ruled with her son by Caesar, Ptolemy XV, called Caesarion, as joint king, Ptolemy XIV having been murdered on her orders.
members.aol.com /DKaplan888/cleo.htm   (430 words)

  
 Cleopatra VII
Egypt was formally annexed to the Roman Republic with effect from 6 Mesore year 1 of Augustus = Kal.
Cleopatra VII is the most famous and most studied woman of antiquity.
was intended to recall Cleopatra Thea, the Ptolemaic queen of Syria (as in: "the younger Cleopatra Thea").
www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk /Egypt/ptolemies/cleopatra_vii.htm   (3537 words)

  
 Cleopatra VII Thea Neotera
Cleopatra VII Philopator (ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ, December, 70 BC or January, 69 BC–August 12?, 30 BC) was queen of ancient Egypt.
Cleopatra VII was Greek and born in Egypt, took the throne alone at the death of her father Ptolemy XII in spring 51 BC.
Cleopatra VII (VI) at LacusCurtius (http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Africa/Egypt/_Texts/BEVHOP/13*.html) — (Chapter XIII of E. Bevan's House of Ptolemy, 1923)
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/CleopatraVII.html   (1746 words)

  
 Cleopatra Selene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There were two important women known as Cleopatra Selene.
Cleopatra Selene (I), daughter of Ptolemy VIII of Egypt and Cleopatra III of Egypt, wife of Ptolemy IX of Egypt and (possibly) Ptolemy X of Egypt.
Cleopatra VIII, daughter of Cleopatra VII of Egypt and Marc Antony, wife of Juba II of Numidia, Queen of Mauretania.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cleopatra_Selene   (128 words)

  
 Walker, S. and Higgs, P., eds.: Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth.
Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 B.C. The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who had ruled Egypt for three centuries, Cleopatra created her own mythology.
Exciting new discoveries are featured--including seven Egyptian-style statues believed to represent Cleopatra, and two portraits probably commissioned while she was living in Rome with Julius Caesar.
She spoke nine languages fluently; she was a capable and efficient ruler as well as a flamboyant one.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In this report, you will learn about Cleopatra VII and her life as the queen of Egypt.
Cleopatra was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, a town on the coast of Egypt.
She had two older sisters, Cleopatra VI and Berenice IV, and a younger sister, Arsinoe IV.
www.ga.k12.pa.us /academics/MS/8th/romanhis/Forum/DoryN/DoryN   (131 words)

  
 Egypt, Cleopatra VII - Ancient Greek Coinage thumbnail index - WildWinds.com
Cleopatra VII, 51-30BC, Æ17 of Neopaphos, Cyprus, Mint, Laureate head of Zeus to right / Zeus standing head to right, holding ears of corn on single stalk & scepter, star above.
Cleopatra VII AR Tetradrachm of Year 3, 78 BC.
Cleopatra VII Philopator Æ Diobol ­ 80 Drachmae.
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 ipedia.com: Cleopatra VII of Egypt Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Caesar was so repelled by this piece of treachery that he seized the Egyptian capital and imposed himself as arbiter between the rival claims of Ptolemy and Cleopatra.
Cleopatra's son by Caesar, Caesarion was killed by the Romans.
(1934): Cleopatra: Claudette Colbert (Cleopatra), Warren William (Caesar), Henry Wilcoxon (Antony) — Oscar-winning Cecil B. DeMille epic in fl-and-white.
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 Ptolemy XIII
In the first year Cleopatra VII is named alone as queen.
After a few days calming riots, he summoned Ptolemy XIII and Cleopatra VII to Alexandria for judgement.
Thus, Ptolemy XIII and Cleopatra VII must have both arrived by mid-late October (Roman), giving late October/early November (Roman) = late August/early September (Julian) for the likely date of Caesar's settlement.
www.geocities.com /christopherjbennett/ptolemies/ptolemy_xiii.htm   (937 words)

  
 Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt - Ancient Egypt Quiz
This is a short quiz about the life and times of the Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra VII.
* Berenice IV and Cleopatra VI, Cleopatra's older sisters, overthrew their father, Ptolemy XII, in order to rule by themeselves.
Cleopatra VI vanished strangely one day and not long after Ptolemy XII took back his throne with the aid of the Romans.
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?id=51927   (174 words)

  
 Egyptology News » Blog Archive » Was Cleopatra black?
Lee saying “Cleopatra certainly looked nothing like Elizabeth Taylor”.
Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt [for indeed that was who Spike Lee was referring to] was definitely not Black.
And since I have dared to follow in the footsteps of that literary genius, Frank Yerby who was known as ‘debunker of historical myth’, I realized that I had to marshal the proofs of Queen Cleopatra’s ancestry that would satisfy any reasonable person that she was a white European".
touregypt.net /TEBlog/egyptologynews?p=668   (234 words)

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