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    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 discovered budding authors through the Library of Alexandria, and they selected three scholars to serve as court poets: Callimachus, Apollonius, and Theocritus. These men were subsidized by the Ptolemies in exchange for the composition and performance of poems. The Ptolemies even made appearances in the poems they had crafted. The Idyll of Theocritus, for example, presented its characters praising the Egyptian rulers: “I will say, you’ve done us many a favor, Ptolemy, since your father joined the immortals.” The…

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    Cleopatra Research Paper

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    into a long line of Ptolemaic Kings and is considered to be the very last Macedonian Greek Queen to rule Egypt (Roller pg. 15). Her father was Ptolemy XII, no one is sure who her mother is and to this day she is still unknown, but she is thought to have been a part of the Egyptian Priestly Family of Ptah (Roller pg. 15). It is believed that it was her half Egyptian mother (because she is believed to be Macedonian as well) who educated Cleopatra on Egypt and instilled a respect for Egypt that the…

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    Ancient Egypt

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    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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    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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    “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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    Cleopatra Research Paper

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    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.” (Biography.com, 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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    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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    Olivia Gollin Block 2 3/12/17 Cleopatra “I will not be triumphed over” (Cleopatra Quotes, Cleopatra). Cleopatra lived by this mantra and it influenced her persistence to accomplish her goals. Cleopatra was the last Ptolemaic ruler in Egypt. She was also an icon for her beauty. Her sensitive mouth, firm chin, liquid eyes, broad forehead, and prominent nose left everyone in awe. Cleopatra inspired many women to treat marriage as nothing more than an alliance, with both partners having their own…

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    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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    Being Queen at a young age and being successful with my beauty, I still had many struggles. I am Cleopatra.My father was Pharaoh Ptolemy XII and my mother unknown. I was a smart person growing up. My name means “Glory of her Father” in Greek and I was my father's favorite child. I learned a lot about how the country was ruled from him. My family had ruled Egypt for 300 years. Even though my family ruled Egypt, we were actually Greek descents. I grew up speaking, reading, and writing Greek.…

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