|Cleopatra Before Caesar by Jean-Léon Gérôme, oil on canvas, 1866|
The story of Cleopatra is a story of crime. It is a narrative of the course and the consequences of unlawful love. In her strange and romantic history we see this passion portrayed with the most complete and graphic fidelity in all its influences and effects; its uncontrollable impulses, its intoxicating joys, its reckless and mad career, and the dreadful remorse and ultimate despair and ruin in which it always and inevitably ends.
|Ptolemy XIII Auletes (51 BC-47 BC), brother of Cleopatra and the last of King of Egypt, circa 43 BC. Engraved by J de la Croix - Historic.us Collection|
|a view of the Egyptian city of Alexandria - named after Alexander The Great - was published by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg for the 1575 atlas of town plans Civiates Orbis Terrarum Vol II|
|Temple at Edfu relief from the first pylon of Ptolemy XII smashing enemies with a mace|
ACCESSION TO THE THRONE
|Queen Cleopatra VII coin of fifty piastres minted by the Arab Republic of Egypt|
THE ALEXANDRINE WAR
CLEOPATRA A QUEEN
|A rare bronze BCE coin that is considered to be the most historically accurate image of Cleopatra VII|
THE BATTLE OF PHILIPPI
CLEOPATRA AND ANTONY
THE BATTLE OF ACTIUM
THE END OF CLEOPATRA
Dad, why are you a Republican?