Cleopatra's New Attitude

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side


Author: Mercedes M. Alexander

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468561642

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Cleopatra Beavers was always trying to be the best of whatever was expected of her. She was the best friend, the best daughter, the best employee and the best wife. She was determined not to let outside influences jeopardize her life - especially her married life. Leonard Wilkins was basically a good man with one huge flaw - he loved women - the more the merrier. When he meets Cleopatra there is a battle of right and wrong, love and denial. Through whirlwind extenuating circumstances the two of them are placed in a position where they realize that God does not close one door without opening another.

Cleopatra's Daughter

and Other Royal Women of the Augustan Era


Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190618841

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1989

The Roman emperor Augustus gave his name to the age he dominated, from the latter half of the first century BC until the second decade of the following century. Yet he shared the age with several royal women who ruled parts of the Mediterranean world, in a symbiotic relationship with Rome. This book is the first detailed portrait of these remarkable women. Previous accounts of the period have centered on Augustus or Rome's allied kings, with scant attention to the women who ruled as their partners or on their own. The most famous of these is Cleopatra Selene, the daughter of the great Cleopatra VII of Egypt and her partner, the Roman magistrate Marcus Antonius. Her very survival following Roman victory over her mother's forces is itself noteworthy but she went on to rule Mauretania (northwest Africa) with her husband for more than twenty years. She even attempted to reconstitute her mother's legacy in this remote region and, like her mother, was an ardent patron of the arts and scholarship. Other women of note included in this book are Pythodoris of Pontos, who ruled northern Asia Minor for forty years, and Salome of Judaea, the sister of Herod the Great, who, while never queen, exercised significant power for nearly half a century. These and others--Glaphyra of Cappadocia, Dynamis of Bosporos, Abe of Olbe, and Mousa of Parthia-were all part of the interrelated dynasties of the Augustan Age. Their values and attitudes toward rule directly affected the emergent Roman imperial system, and their legacy survived for centuries through their descendants and the goals of the royal women of Rome, such as Livia and Octavia, the wife and sister of Augustus. Assimilating all of the historical and archaeological evidence, Cleopatra's Daughter recovers these extraordinary women from the dim shadows of the ancient past.

Novel Cleopatras

Romance Historiography and the Dido Tradition in English Fiction, 1688–1785


Author: Nicole Horejsi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442647140

Category: History

Page: 296

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Advocating a revised history of the eighteenth-century novel, Novel Cleopatras showcases the novel's origins in ancient mythology, its relation to epic narrative, and its connection to neoclassical print culture. Novel Cleopatras also rewrites the essential role of women writers in history who were typically underestimated as active participants of neoclassical culture, often excluded from the same schools that taught their brothers Greek and Latin. However, as author Nicole Horejsi reveals, a number of exceptional middle-class women were actually serious students of the classics. In order to dismiss the idea that women were completely marginalized as neoclassical writers, Horejsi takes up the character of Dido from ancient Greek mythology and her real-life counterpart Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt. Together, the legendary Dido and historical Cleopatra serve as figures for the conflation of myth and history. Horejsi contends that turning to the doomed queens who haunted the Roman imagination enabled eighteenth-century novelists to seize the productive overlap among the categories of history, romance, the novel, and even the epic.

Shakespeare Survey


Author: Allardyce Nicoll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521523486

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

An Examination of the Isis Cult with Preliminary Exploration Into New Testament Studies


Author: Elizabeth A. McCabe

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761834021

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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This work serves as an investigation of the Isis cult by tracing its development from Egypt into Greco-Roman society. The origin of the Isis cult is described by using the accounts of Plutarch, Apuleius, and Diodorus before examining the effects of Isis on Egyptian culture. The Isis cult soon overflows into the Greco-Roman world. While this mysterious religion initially encounters opposition, especially since it clashes with Roman patriarchal society, it overcomes these limitations. The relevance of Isis to New Testament studies is demonstrated by comparing similar Pauline practices to Isiac beliefs and practices. The concepts of freedom, salvation, baptism, and resurrection in Pauline Christianity overlap with Isiac beliefs. The possibility of the Isis cult as an historical context is explored in the book of 1 Timothy, which serves as an example of the intersection between the biblical text and the Egyptian cult of Isis.

The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens


Author: Kavita Mudan Finn,Valerie Schutte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319745182

Category: History

Page: 530

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Of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, fifteen include queens. This collection gives these characters their due as powerful early modern women and agents of change, bringing together new perspectives from scholars of literature, history, theater, and the fine arts. Essays span Shakespeare’s career and cover a range of famous and lesser-known queens, from the furious Margaret of Anjou in the Henry VI plays to the quietly powerful Hermione in The Winter’s Tale; from vengeful Tamora in Titus Andronicus to Lady Macbeth. Early chapters situate readers in the critical concerns underpinning any discussion of Shakespeare and queenship: the ambiguous figure of Elizabeth I, and the knotty issue of gender presentation. The focus then moves to analysis of issues such as motherhood, intertextuality, and contemporary political contexts; close readings of individual plays; and investigations of rhetoric and theatricality. Featuring twenty-five chapters with a rich variety of themes and methodologies, this handbook is an invaluable reference for students and scholars, and a unique addition to the fields of Shakespeare and queenship studies.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297858661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The epic story of one of the most famous love affairs in history, by the bestselling author of Caesar. ***** The monumental love affair between Antony and Cleopatra has been depicted in countless novels, plays and films. As one of the three men in control of the Roman Empire, Antony was perhaps the most powerful man of his day. And Cleopatra, who had already been Julius Caesar's lover, was the beautiful queen of Egypt, Rome's most important province. The clash of cultures, the power politics, and the personal passion have proven irresistible to storytellers. But in the course of this storytelling dozens of myths have grown up. The popular image of Cleopatra in ancient Egyptian costume is a fallacy; she was actually Greek. Despite her local dominance in Egypt, her real power came from her ability to forge strong personal allegiances with the most important men in Rome. Likewise, Mark Antony was not the bluff soldier of legend, brought low by his love for an exotic woman - he was first and foremost a politician, and never allowed Cleopatra to dictate policy to him. In this history, based exclusively on ancient sources and archaeological evidence, Adrian Goldsworthy gives us the facts behind this famous couple and dispels many myths. 'Excellent' Tom Holland 'Refreshingly frank' Mary Beard


Ein Leben


Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

Antony and Cleopatra

New Critical Essays


Author: Sara M. Deats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113588790X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Complementing other volumes in the Shakespeare Criticism Series, this collection of twenty original essays will expand the critical contexts in which Antony and Cleopatra can be enjoyed as both literature and theater. The essays will cover a wide spectrum of topics and utilize a diversity of scholarly methodologies, including textual and performance-oriented approaches, intertextual studies, as well as feminist, psychoanalytical, Marxist, and postcolonial inquiries. The volume will also feature an extensive introduction by the editor surveying the under-examined performance history and critical trends/legacy of this complex play. Contributors include prominent Shakespeare scholars David Bevington, Dympna Callaghan, Leeds Barroll, David Fuller, Dorothea Kehler, and Linda Woodbridge.

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

a Jungian interpretation : "--things inward, do draw the outward quality after them"


Author: Priscilla Murr

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing


Category: Drama

Page: 196

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'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context

The Politics of Passion


Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 1458

This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world lost through passion and machination.

Antony and Cleopatra


Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: Palgrave


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

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A Biography


Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199829969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 1454

Few personalities from classical antiquity are more familiar yet more poorly grasped than Cleopatra (69-30 BC), queen of Egypt. In this work, Duane Roller has written the definitive biography of the queen, not as a figure in popular culture or even in the arts and literature of the last 500 years, but as the last Greek queen of Egypt.

The Serpent's Eye

Shaw and the Cinema


Author: Donald Paul Costello,Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Notre Dame [Ind.] : University of Notre Dame Press


Category: English drama

Page: 209

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Die Königin der Unsterblichen



Author: Maria Dahvana Headley

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426414422

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 417

Kleopatra, Königin von Ägypten, ist verzweifelt: Octavian, der Heerführer Roms, steht mit seinen Truppen vor den Toren Alexandrias und droht die Stadt zu vernichten. Als dann auch noch Kleopatras große Liebe, ihr Ehemann Markus Antonius, Selbstmord begeht, ist die Königin wild entschlossen, weder ihre Liebe noch ihr Land aufzugeben. In einem uralten Ritual beschwört sie Sachmet, die altägyptische Göttin des Krieges, herauf. Mit ihrer Hilfe will sie Octavian besiegen und Markus Antonius vom Tod zurückholen. Doch die Anrufung Sachmets bringt keine Rettung, sondern verwandelt Kleopatra gegen ihren Willen in eine Kreatur der Dunkelheit. Daraufhin ist Kleopatra entschlossener denn je, Rache zu nehmen – an Octavian und an der Göttin.

Franchise Times


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Franchises (Retail trade)

Page: N.A

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