Ptolemaic dynasty

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  • Ancient Egypt

    Valley of the Kings. Dating from the 4th millennium BC, it is one of the earliest societies in recorded history, tracing roots back to 5000 BC and beginning its recorded history in around 2925 BC with its first king, Menes (Britannica, n. pag.). The society flourished to varying degrees for nearly 3000 years, witnessing the passage of 31 dynasties and upwards of 200 Pharaohs take up the double crown. Today, a very different Egypt presents itself from the…

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  • The Pax Romana

    An explanation of the history of the Jewish people between the Hellenistic reform and the Herodian dynasty, as well as a look at key aspects of the Hellenistic and Roman culture at this time can help determine if the Pax Romana was a benefit or detriment to the Jewish people. I intend to provide a brief history of the Jewish people, as well as some major events of Greek and Roman history during this time before I explain why the Pax Romana was ultimately a benefit to the Jewish people.…

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  • Women In Egyptian Ptolemies

    done in order to assimilate the Ptolemies into the culture of their kingdom and legitimize their reign as true pharaohs. Even women, who were usually omitted from ancient works, are captured in Ptolemaic art. This represents a gradual acceptance and reevaluation of the female as an individual, as depictions of Ptolemaic queens in Egyptian headpieces were carved into stone tablets. Poetry became another effective medium that the Ptolemies used to bolster their image. Ptolemy I and Ptolemy II…

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  • Cleopatra Marc Antony Relationship

    “Her dowry was Egypt, through her marriages she expected to win dominion over the Roman world.” Cleopatra VII was the final Ptolemaic queen of Egypt and, most likely, one of the most influential and powerful of her time. Not only was she one of the first queens of the Macedonian era to know many languages in order to avoid translators during her rule, she also used powerful tools such as likening herself to the Goddess Isis to gain respect of her people. Despite all of these things, one of…

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  • Essay On Cleopatra Vs. Mansour

    Cleopatra v. Mansour: Permanent Beauty or Temporary Presidency Pope Shenouda II once said,”Egypt is not just a country we live in but a country that lives in us.” Cleopatra is the face of beauty and charm which she used to her advantage when ruling. Adly Mansour has his focus entirely on how Egypt is being ruled and the safety of the citizens. Although both Cleopatra and Adly Mansour are both very famous Egyptian rulers, Mansour focuses more on how his country is being ruled. Cleopatra, along…

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  • The Story Of Vana-Parva In Mahabharata

    DAMAYANTI Introduction The story of Nala-Damayanti has been narrated in Vana-Parva in Mahabharata by Rishi Vrihadswa. Damayanti was the daughter King Bhima who ruled Vidharbha Kingdom. Damayanti had earned a reputation of being the most beautiful Princess of Universe at that time. She was described as lovely-waisted Damayanti. As per Nala-Damayanti Katha, Damayanti was famous for 'for her incandescent beauty, grace, virtue and excellence' she was faultless-featured; 'with her ornaments she…

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  • Cleopatra Research Paper

    Even so, she was a very good queen. “Cleopatra held the country together and proved to be as powerful a leader as any of her male counterparts.” (, page 2) Soon after Cleopatra’s father died, she and one of her brothers assumed control of Egypt. Unfortunately, Cleopatra was also destined to be the last queen of the Macedonian dynasty to rule over Egypt. Quickly after she began her rule, she was banished from Egypt by her brother, and she had to flee to Syria. There, in Syria, she…

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  • How Did Cleopatra Influence Western Civilization

    Her name is dripped with legend, power and seduction. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy and would use her powers of beauty and charm to seduce military leaders. Cleopatra, is quite known in popular culture as this divining figure, using her brains and beauty to rule in her way, portrayed by beauty icons in films and plays such as Elizabeth Taylor and Claudette Colbert. Everyone knows her legend but very few actually understand her true importance as a…

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  • Minoan Society Rises

    2200 BCE China’s Xia Dynasty rises Minoan society rise 2000 BCE Indo Europeans began to build settlements in the Italian peninsula A sophisticated society of Minoans arose from the island of Crete 1800 BCE Bronze metallurgy brought by the Etruscans in Rome 1766 BCE Xia Dynasty decline China’s Shang Dynasty rises 1628 BCE Volcanic eruption on the island of Thera destroyed almost everything 1600 BCE Mycenaean society rises Mycenaeans began trade with Minoans and learned about…

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  • Marble Statue Of A Youthful Hercules Analysis

    The development of sculpture are closely associated the emergence of human society. It is the history of human identity recording the thoughts, culture, and aesthetic concept of the people at that age, also reflects the pursuit of one generation to another generation. Commemorative Portrait of a Chief (Lefem), an African wood sculpture from 19th to early 20th century, is a portrayal of one of the ruler of Bangwa chiefdoms . In contrast, The Marble Statue of a Youthful Hercules, a Roman marble…

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