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    Ancient Alexandria

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    Ancient Alexandria was unequivocally a thriving and virtuous model of a Greek city. It incorporated Greek and Egyptian culture to form a lovely and unique culture. Of the ways that Alexandria actually expressed itself was through its astonishing architecture. Some of the amazing architectural and engineering marvels that were constructed in Alexandria included the Great Synagogue, the Great Library, the Museum of Alexandria, and the Great Lighthouse. The Great Lighthouse was the first of its kind and was undoubtedly revolutionary for its time. As well, the Great Lighthouse incorporated Greek (Hellenistic) culture through exquisite details, including, a statue of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, on the very top of the Great Lighthouse. Additionally,…

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    viewed geometry, astronomy, and arithmetic is Hypatia of Alexandria. Hypatia of Alexandria (as said by the researchers of www.ancient.eu) was born between c.350 and c.370 in Alexandria, Egypt. Little is known about Hypatia’s childhood, but…

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    Alexandria Research Paper

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    The Library Of Alexandria was one of the biggest libraries of the Ancient World. The library was introduced in 288 BCE 35 years after Alexander the great died. When Alexander was building Alexandria he had a vision of an abundance of men coming from different cities for their food and their crops. Unfortunately he died too soon to see his beautiful creation come to life. When Alexander died his empire was divided amongst his generals but instead of ruling together they divided the kingdom and…

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    Alexandria was a prosperous and significant city which was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. Both the city’s people and king held an integrationist ideology, and accepted other religions and cultures. This ideology became a major component of the city’s success, as its citizens, of whatever race or creed, felt included, valued, and paramount to all, free. Although the citizens of Alexandria were authorized to practice and preserve their sacred religions, many ethnic groups adopted Greek…

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    Cleopatra VII Philopator

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    Cleopatra quickly makes it aware that she wants to be the sole ruler of the throne. After Cleopatra starts to drop Ptolemy’s name from official documents and she puts her face alone on coins, her brother/husband becomes jealous and like her wants the throne all to his self. Ptolemy puts an army of men together and forces Cleopatra to leave and exiles her to Syria. Cleopatra’s is no stranger to scandal and she proves that with her return to power. One of Cleopatra’s most famous relationships was…

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    still a modern day icon thousands of years after her rule, many successful plays and movies are still based on her love affairs and different leadership styles. Known for the power of seduction and power over men, she was able to dominate a male society. After stabbing her own brother in the back, Cleopatra was able to become the only pharaoh that ruled Alexandria, which allowed her to become the primary dictator. Since Egypt and Rome were able to become allies, it gave more power to Cleopatra…

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    Cleopatra Civil War

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    Both young rulers, kept councils of advisors. There was a lot of friction between them and their advisors because Cleopatra didn’t want or need a co-ruler and because many despised the fact that a woman held incredible power in Egypt. This split the kingdom and caused a civil war to break, forcing Cleopatra to flee Alexandria for the sake of her safety. In 48 BCE it was Ptolemy XIII who had the most power in Egypt. Julius Caesar arrived in Egypt that same year because he was chasing after Pompey…

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    and name placed on legal tender, ignoring her brother’s claim of co-regent. But it was not for long that this would last and Cleopatra was soon exiled out of Alexandria and to Syria. With coins bearing her face and her thirst for power still ever growing she would soon force herself back into Egypt as well as Caesar’s arms. “She owes her outstanding place to two main factors: she was one of the protagonists in the great period of change that was brought to a head by Julius Caesar, and she had…

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    Mark Antony gives portions of the Roman territory in Syria and Lebanon to Cleopatra. Antony's action infuriates many romans. Soon after, Cleopatra bears Marc Antony another child, Ptolemy Philadelphus. Antony needed financial support from Cleopatra and Egypt. Then, rumours were spreading around about how Antony will transfer the capital from Rome to Alexandria. Eventually, the Roman Council removed Marc Antony was removed and then declared war against Cleopatra, and her kingdom, Egypt. Mark…

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    Hellenistic Cosmopolis

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    Alexandria was one of the most prominent Hellenistic cities that embraced Hellenistic culture. Established and named by Alexander the Great himself, Alexandria is what has become “a Greek polis with citizenship limited to Greeks and Macedonians”(451, Ancient Greece). However, during the reign of the Ptolemaic dynasty, Alexandria has been transformed into a flourishing Hellenistic city with new innovations. In order to preserve both Greek and Egyptian elements, Greek and Egyptian roots are…

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