Cleopatra`s influence on Western culture
... carried with him the copy of Homer's Iliad annotated by Aristotle, declaring that it was
a perfect portable treasure of all military virtue and knowledge.
Alexander’s vision was kept alive to various degrees by his companions/generals who
were brought up with him in Macedonia. Three of Alexander’s ...
... Against a background of dynastic tensions and national set-backs, the father of
Cleopatra, Ptolemy XII (king since 80 BC) was overthrown in 58 BC, the throne
passing to his daughter Berenice IV.
Ptolemy fled to Rome, probably taking his next daughter, Cleopatra, with him.
He was in exile until 55 BC ...
Queen/Pharaoh Cleopatra`s Rule Write
... that was bankrupt and split by civil war. This lasted for only three
short years before Cleopatra received the same fate as her father
and was exiled, along with another younger sister of hers, her
thirteen year old brother and husband remained to rule Egypt.
Cleopatra escaped to Syria, however she ...
Cleopatra Seduces Antony, 41 BC The
... [Antony was] "...carried away by her to Alexandria,
there to keep holiday, like a boy, in play and
diversion, squandering and fooling away in enjoyment
that most costly of all valuables, time."
Plutarch was a Greek historian who wrote a history of the life of
Antony in the first century AD. We join ...
Cleopatra: Heroine or Harlot
... convince Antony to depose King Herod and give her the rest of Judaea, which had once
been part of the Ptolemaic kingdom. Additionally, Cleopatra supported Antony in his
unsuccessful invasion of the Parthian empire. The two of them had grand ambitions:
together, they planned to conquer the world and ...
Cleopatra VII by Blythe
... There are many theories about Cleopatra’s death, but nobody really
knows how she died.
One story is that Octavian, now enemy of Mark Antony, captured her.
She was watched carefully so that she was not allowed to commit
suicide. However, Cleopatra managed to get a basket of figs smuggled
into her bed ...
History of Antony and Octavian
... Cicero turns against Antony by the end of 44 and delivers his Philippics, even praising Octavian (big step!) who
had essentially raised an illegal private army. Cicero makes Octavian propraetor.
Battle of Mutina – first battle including Antony and Octavian. Octavian backs the consuls Hirtius and Pan ...
... city in the world and saw to it that this dream was fulfilled.
The kingdoms that had been part of Alexander’s empire
maintained strong cultural ties to Greece. However, from the
beginning of their reign, the Ptolemies combined their Greek
heritage with Egyptian customs that could be traced back
Caesar and Cleopatra Study Guide
... The Playwright
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 26 July, 1856, the youngest child of a grain
merchant and his wife, a professional singer. Emerging from a succession of Dublin schools with
a lasting dislike of formal education, the young Shaw took a job as a c ...
... over the kingdom of Mauretania. As a result, Juba is known to history as the king of
Mauretania even though he started out as a prince of Numidia.
• One scholar writes, “It is possible that Juba was not the name given to [him] by his
parents” (Roller, The World of Juba II and Kleopatra Selene). I us ...
... provinces with new colonies,
transferring the judicial powers
from the senate to the equites,
and began the practice of
distributing grain to the people.
He left nothing undisturbed,
nothing untouched, nothing
unmolested, nothing, in short,
as it had been.
Velleius Paterculus History of
Rome, II, vi ...
... Achaemenid Empire, which stretched from the coast of Asia Minor south to Egypt, north to shores of the
Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, and east as far as the Hindu Kush.
The encroachment of the Persians into the Greek-speaking areas was well advanced by 500 BC, and in the
early years of the fifth cen ...
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War is a real-time strategy game developed by both Stainless Steel Studios and Midway Games; it was released on June 12, 2006. The game incorporates segments of both third-person and first-person shooter gameplay, by allowing the player to temporarily control a ""hero"". Rise and Fall is based in the first millennium BC, and features four playable civilizations: Persia, Greece, Egypt, and Rome. The game includes over eighty civilization-unique military units, as well as eight ""hero"" units—of which only one may be purchased during a game. In Rise and Fall, there are two campaigns: one follows the conquests of Alexander the Great; and the other, the fictional liberation of Egypt by Cleopatra.During the game's development, Stainless Steel Studios closed. They abandoned all their games, including Rise and Fall, which was near finishing. Rick Goodman, founder of Stainless Steel and the lead designer of Rise and Fall, reported that Midway stopped funding the game when its release date was pushed back by several months. Midway then decided to finish the game themselves. Reviews of the game were mixed; it won two awards, and was commercially successful in the United Kingdom.On October 16, 2008, Midway released a free, ad-supported version of the game, supported by the US Air Force.