Cleopatra Essays

  • Cleopatra

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    Cleopatra is a name that was given to many Queens who ruled in Egypt. The most famous of these women was Cleopatra VII. She was the daughter of Ptolemy XII, King of Egypt. Cleopatra VII lived from 69-30 B.C. and reigned as queen of Egypt from 51-30 B.C. (Stanly). Cleopatra is said to be far from beautiful, her picture on ancient coins made her look like she had a long hooked nose and masculine features. She is also said to be very seductive with her enchanting musical voice and exuded charisma. She

  • Cleopatra

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    possibly be Cleopatra V, who either died or disappeared in 68 BC. Cleopatra had two older sisters, two younger brothers, and one younger sister. Ptolemy XII ruled until his death in 51 BC. His will said that Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII were heirs to the throne. The two married and jointly ruled Egypt. Ptolemy II had established these brother-sister marriages as custom, when he married his sister Arsinoe II. Cleopatra and her brother ruled jointly, though the marriage was solely in law. Cleopatra was about

  • Cleopatra

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    Cleopatra Vll was born in 69 BC, in Alexandria, Egypt. Despite what people say today, that she was glamorous and beautiful, she was far from it. She is shown on ancient coins with a long hooked nose and masculine features. Although she was not beautiful she was clearly a very seductive woman, and she used this to further Egypt politically. She had a beautiful musical voice. It is also said that she was highly intelligent. She spoke nine different languages, and she was the first Ptolemy pharaoh who

  • Cleopatra

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    Roller's biography on Cleopatra opens, “Few personalities from classical antiquity are more familiar yet more poorly grasped than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt.”1 This is by far the best statement to describe how Cleopatra has been displayed in culture and most recently by the film industry. The personality of Cleopatra has changed throughout film from the childlike portrayal played by Vivien Liegh to the seductress played by Leonor Varela. Cleopatra's transformation in film is the product of

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    Antony and Cleopatra The legend of Cleopatra has percolated in the world consciousness for the past 2000 years. By the time Shakespeare wrote the tragedy Antony and Cleopatra the alluring reputation of the queen had existed primarily as a biased representation of a foreign female who insinuated herself into the Roman power structure. Shakespeare’s role in perpetuating the allure of the last of the Ptolemaic rulers was the result of synthesizing the existing biases and distilling the dichotomy

  • Cleopatra Biography

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    femme-fatale over all men; this was Cleopatra Queen of the Nile. Cleopatra’s intelligence, wit and beauty are still remembered and written about to this day. Born a Greek, Cleopatra adapted to the Egyptian ways and even learnt their native tongue, a feat which had not been ccomplished since the Ptolemies had first ruled. Although not a “true Egyptian”, she utilized her tremendous aptitude and cunning female ways to gain and provide, for her country that she so loved. Cleopatra was a born ruler and did so

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. The simplicity of the Jacobean Stage and its lack of scenery focused the audiences’ attention on the actors. Discuss how Shakespeare created the grandeur of the Worlds of Rome and Egypt, and the magnificence of the protagonists, through his use of imagery in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. The play of ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ was written in 1606, and is mainly set in their respective worlds of Rome and Egypt. ‘Antony and Cleopatra,’ like Shakespeare’s other plays was written to be

  • A Complete Cleopatra

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    A Complete Cleopatra In the tragic play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare comments, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet” (2.1.85-86). A word can have many meanings depending on a person’s perspective. Cleopatra is a “rose” that has been depicted under many names. Throughout history numerous authors have sought to depict her character and their differing opinions have made her name one which resounds in very different ways. The Roman historian Plutarch

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    present the sense of opposites or polarities And what is the importance of these to the play? William Shakespeare wrote Antony and Cleopatra around 1606, during the reign of King James ². The play is a history, set in the time of the Roman Empire many centuries before it was written and based on the well-documented history of Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. These characters and their lives were contained in primarily one document: Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, which

  • Cleopatra: The Natural Nemesis of Rome

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    Cleopatra: The Natural Nemesis of Rome Abstract Cleopatra is most often remembered as the lover of two Roman consuls, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, thereby forever connecting the Egyptian queen to the history of Rome. The stories of her relationships with the two men do not always paint a flattering picture of Cleopatra, as her reported promiscuity and presumption give her a colorful reputation. Cleopatra is also sometimes seen as a misunderstood woman, someone who was never given a fair

  • Analysis of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    Analysis of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to a successful middle-class glove maker in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. In 1582 he married an older woman, Anne Hathaway, and had three children with her. Around 1590 he left his family behind and traveled to London to work as an actor and playwright. Public and critical

  • Anthony and Cleopatra

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    Saw An Opposition Between The Conquering West Standing For Moral And Political Virtue And The Conquered East Representing Luxury And Decadence. How Does Shakespeare’s Play Present These Positions? Throughout William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, there is the dichotomy of the hard-working political life of Rome and the luxury and pleasures of Egypt. The effect of the difference between the two places on the main characters, and on the plot, is a key theme throughout the play. It is common

  • Antony And Cleopatra Vs Antony And Cleopatra

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    of a written work. The variation of the two categories is highly evident in the motion picture versions of the Shakespearean plays Antony & Cleopatra and Twelfth Night. The elements of speech, setting, theme, and use of disguise effectively highlight the difference between an adaptation and an interpretation. When comparing Twelfth Night and Antony & Cleopatra to their respective films, one identifies that as Antony & Cleopatra’s adaptation is more “word for word,” it keeps the true essence of the

  • Cleopatra as a Historical Figure

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    Cleopatra as a Historical Figure In hieroglyphs, the name reads “Kleopadra”. It is a name which in Greek means “Glory of Her Race” (Weigall, 44). It is a name belonging to a woman who has transcended the boundaries of time so that we may know her story. What better way to describe Cleopatra, the last Queen of Egypt, Ruler of the Nile, sent from the Gods themselves to lead her people, than “Glory of Her Race”? Cleopatra, the last ruling descendant of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, has arguably unparalleled

  • Essay On Cleopatra

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    Cleopatra is known for her beauty and charming wits to seduce her enemies into getting what she wants. However, Cleopatra was much more than a pretty face. She was one of the most brilliant rulers of Egypt. Cleopatra used her brains and showed how even though she had to rule with a male, she had a more dominant position and was the real ruler of Egypt. Her rule lasted for over 22 years. There was some highs and lows, but to rule for that long truly shows how well she adapted over time and used more

  • Biography Of Cleopatra

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    Cleopatra was a very strong, power and courageous women. She is very known around the world because of her background history. She is most known for her love life and journeys she took around Egypt and Greece. Cleopatra was born October 69 B.C in Alexandria, Egypt. Cleopatra’s parent were Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra V of Egypt. Cleopatra’s Family were really Macedonians who had gone to Egypt with Alexander the Great. When she was young, she was the favorite child of her father. Her siblings Ptolemy

  • The Powerful Cleopatra

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    The Powerful Cleopatra Cleopatra is one of the most recognizable names of all time, but not many people know why she is so famous in our history today. Cleopatra Philopator was born 69 BCE and ruled with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes. Cleopatra’s father passed away when she was eighteen years old, which left her to rule; however, at that point in time, if a woman ruled she needed a male by her side. Cleopatra ended up marrying her brother, Ptolemy XIII. Later on Cleopatra dropped her brother’s

  • The Reign of Cleopatra

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    Cleopatra VII was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Cleopatra reigned over Egypt in 51BC after the death of her father Ptolemy XII Auletes. Cleopatra’s mother was Cleopatra VI and she came to power at the age of 17. Cleopatra ruled over Egypt with her two brothers Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy VIX and her son Ptolemy XV Caesar. She was born in 69 BC in Alexandria and ruled from 51 BC to 30 BC. Cleopatra was Macedonian, but even though her ancestry was Macedonian, she was still an Egyptian queen and worshipped

  • Speech On Cleopatra

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    Cleopatra VII, one of the most renowned female ruler in history to be last the last one of her family line of Pharaohs. The myths and stories that surrounded her life have made her the subject of books, movies, and plays. Cleopatra VII has been fascinated people throughout the years, but has been misunderstood by all of them. The last Macedonian Greek queen, Cleopatra VII. Born 69 B.C., in the beginning of the King Ptolemy XII reigning years as a king in Egypt. “She was one of the most dynamic figures

  • Cleopatra Pharaohs

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    Cleopatra, known as one of the most famous female pharaohs in history. In the twenty-one years of her reign, she united the country of Egypt in many different ways. She pieced together the once torn kingdom and also bettered the economy. Egypt was introduced to Greek methods in 331 BCE when Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria. The country of Egypt was left in the hands of Ptolemy when Alexander died. This was the beginning of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the divided kingdom between Greek