Cleopatra And Cleopatra

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Cleopatra is said to be the most beautiful woman in the history of human race, who successfully ruled the hearts of the most powerful men during her time. One article states,” Ever since the age of women-worship and chivalry the Egyptian queen has been one of love’s martyrs. She is a good woman to Chaucer and figures in his Legend. Being all save dull and stupid that a loving woman ought not to have been, having loved and been loved until death. That was the medieval cardinal virtue; without in holy writ, it was the saving grace”(Stole). She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a Greek family of Macedonia origin. She ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s death during the Hellenistic period and was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. The Ptolemies spoke Greek throughout their dynasty, and refused to speak Late Egyptian. This is why Greek and Egyptian were used on the official court document, such as the Rosetta Stone. Cleopatra learned to speak Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess Isis. The BBC episode of Cleopatra discusses her time as the Pharaoh of Egypt. It also talks about her relationships with Julius Caesar and later Mark Antony. In this essay, I will discuss Cleopatra’s early life, her complications with her brother and being the last Egyptian Pharaoh as well as the roles of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony during her ruling, and her death. This interview is outlined by Melvyn Bragg, an English broadcaster, author and

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