Cleopatra's New Attitude

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side

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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

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Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190618841

Category: History

Page: 240

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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.

Kleopatra

Ein Leben

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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

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Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Madelaine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629041

Category: Drama

Page: 358

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Antony and Cleopatra has the strangest stage history of any of Shakespeare's major tragedies. Richard Madelaine explains how the play's challenging complexity has at different times inhibited or promoted its success on the stage, and accounts for the remarkable resurgence of performances in the last twenty years. Madelaine provides the only detailed, extensive and up-to-date history of the play on stage and screen, in and beyond Britain. His introduction and commentary examine the ways in which cultural factors have shaped the performance of the play, and how actors have tackled the main parts, in particular the exotic eroticism of Cleopatra. In the process he reveals not only the rich plurality of possible readings of the play, but also changing attitudes to Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Survey

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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

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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

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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

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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' Mary Beard

Cleopatra

A Biography

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Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199829969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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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.

Antony and Cleopatra

New Critical Essays

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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"

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Author: Priscilla Murr

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 196

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'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context

The Politics of Passion

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Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783083786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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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

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Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

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Signs of Cleopatra

Reading an Icon Historically

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Author: Mary Hamer

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780859898096

Category: Art

Page: 172

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Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to raise questions concerned with the world in which they found themselves living. This study chooses a number of key occasions from European history on which writers and painters re-imagined Cleopatra. In doing so Mary Hamer takes the reader on a pleasurable intellectual treasure hunt through the ages. In addition, by restoring these works to their original context – political, philosophical and aesthetic – the author opens up unexpected new readings of images and texts which had previously appeared to be self-explanatory. The purpose of this book is to raise questions about how these images of a dead Egyptian queen were read. Through careful analysis Hamer traces attempts to manipulate attitudes to women and power, women and sexuality and to desire itself. In the case of Tiepolo's Cleopatra, for example, the Queen embodies the desire for knowledge; in post-Revolutionary France, she symbolises political freedom. In the new introductory essay we discover that Cleopatra's role as a focus for cultural debate continues, and that, as previously, much is at stake: it is now the question of her race that is highly contested.

The Serpent's Eye

Shaw and the Cinema

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Author: Donald Paul Costello,Bernard Shaw

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 209

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Das Schwert von Avalon

Roman

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Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley,Diana L. Paxson

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641046211

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Der neue Avalon-Bestseller um das fantastische Nebelreich und das berühmteste Schwert der Welt Immer wieder sieht die Hohepriesterin von Avalon ihn in ihren Träumen vor sich: Mikantor, den Prinzen und einzigen Retter des bedrohten Königreichs Azan. Er schmiedet das gewaltige Schwert Excalibur, das Jahrhunderte später auch einem noch mächtigeren Herrscher gute Dienste leisten wird — König Artus in dem Weltbestseller »Die Nebel von Avalon«. Britannien 1200 v. Chr.: Azan wird von Galids Heer niedergebrannt, doch der Priesterin von Avalon gelingt es, den Sohn des Königs zu retten. Sie bringt den kleinen Mikantor in ein Dorf, wo er unter falschem Namen aufwächst und erzählt ihm von seiner Berufung, die Stämme zu einen. Als junger Mann kommt Mikantor seiner Aufgabe nach und begegnet dem Mörder seines Vaters erneut: in seiner Hand das machtvolle Schwert Excalibur und in seinem Herzen Tirilan, die schöne Tochter der Priesterin von Avalon, die sich ebenfalls den Göttern geweiht hat ...