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Cleopatra, Egyptian Ruler (redirected from Cleopatra)

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Image result for cleopatra, margaret foley 1876Cleopatra, modeled 1871, carved 1876, Margaret Foley

 


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Overview and Biography

 

Multimedia Resources

 

Cleopatra in Films, Plays and Media

 

Learning Activities

 

Cleopatra and Marc Antony

 

 

 

Overview and Biography 

 

Born 70/69 BCE; Died 30 BCE


Cleopatra, the last of the pharaohs before Egypt came under Roman control, was a Macedonian Greek and a descendant of Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great's generals who founded a dynasty that had ruled Egypt for three centuries.

 

  • She spoke 10 languages and was an accomplished diplomat and writer as well as an effective political leader.

 

    • For more, see "The Search for Cleopatra," Chip Brown, National Geographic Magazine, July, 2011, p. 46.

 

Cleopatra, John William Waterhouse, 1888 

Cleopatra, John William Waterhouse, 1888

Click here for a book on Egypt's society during the reign of Cleopatra.

 


Timeline of the Life of Cleopatra, San Jose State University

 

 BBC Biography of Cleopatra


Who Was Cleopatra? Mythology, Propaganda, Liz Taylor and the Real Queen of the Nile, Smithsonian Magazine.

Rehabilitating Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff, Smithsonian Magazine (December 2010)

Battle of Actium (September 2, 31 BCE)

For more, see Cleopatra: A Biography by Duane W. Roller (Oxford University Press, 1010) who focuses on Cleopatra's roles as political, military and administrative leader

 

 Multimedia Resourcesexternal image Helen_Gardner_as_Cleopatra.jpg

 

Drunk History Segment on Cleopatra

 


How History and Hollywood Got Cleopatra Wrong from NPR.

 

 

Female Ruler in a World of Men provides a video biography on Cleopatra.

 

The Rise of Cleopatra Podcast from "The Ancients" 

https://shows.acast.com/the-ancients/episodes/the-rise-of-cleopatra

 

Cleopatra in Films, Plays and Media


Helen Gardner playing Cleopatra in a 1912 film

Trailer of the 1934 film Cleopatra directed by Cecil B. DeMille

 

  • Cleopatra was played by Claudette Colbert.

 


Trailer for the 1963 film in which Elizabeth Taylor portrayed Cleopatra.

 

 

 

Painting of Antony and Cleopatra by Lawrence Alam-Tadema (1885)

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

 

Summary of the Play from Folger Shakespeare Library

 

 

Entire Text of the Play

 

 

Important Moments in Antony and Cleopatra and Some Significant Facts about Play and Its Characters, Royal Shakespeare Company

 

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra and Marc Antony

 

Marc Antony and Cleopatra shared a scandalous relationship that would ultimately lead to the declaration of war by Rome on Egypt. Their relationship caused problems for Antony, as his opposers in Rome had an easy time portraying him as a traitor. Antony's association with Cleopatra was portrayed as dangerous and war was declared by Rome in 32 B.C., ultimately leading to the Battle of Actium.

 

Image of Cleopatra: https://www.worldatlas.com/r/w1200/upload/e6/07/4b/shutterstock-273577277.jpg

 

Image of Marc Antony: https://preview.redd.it/195arh6js6p51.png?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=d9983b49d2a44abb83a0c0563b011c97131db3aa

 

Battle of Actium Map: https://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/.a/6a01053629a711970c0115702de5ff970b-pi

 

Biography.com article on Cleopatra and Marc Antony: https://www.biography.com/news/cleopatra-mark-antony-love-story-death

  Learning Plans

 

What Would Cleopatra Do?  Drawing Lessons from History or Literature, New York Times Learning Network

 

 

 

Cleopatra VII:  Daughter of the Nile Discussion Guide

 

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