History UsefulNotes / CleopatraVII

3rd Mar '17 2:07:08 PM Xtifr
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The teenage Ptolemy and his advisers made a grave mistake, however, when they executed the fleeing Roman consular Pompey, son-in-law and long-term rival of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. Upon hearing of the death, Caesar promptly took control of Egypt and declared himself the mediator between Ptolemy and Cleopatra. Cleopatra saw her chance and, legend has it, had herself smuggled to Caesar inside a rolled-up carpet. They had an affair, with Cleopatra giving birth to his son, Caesarion, or "Little Caesar." End result was that Caesar decided not to annex Egypt, and settled that Cleopatra and her brother were to be reconciled. Cleopatra would have preferred for Caesar to name their son his heir (which was illegal under Roman law, as Caesarion was not a Roman citizen) and to rule jointly with him after Caesar left, but Caesar refused.

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The teenage Ptolemy and his advisers made a grave mistake, however, when they executed the fleeing Roman consular Pompey, son-in-law and long-term rival of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar. Upon hearing of the death, Caesar promptly took control of Egypt and declared himself the mediator between Ptolemy and Cleopatra. Cleopatra saw her chance and, legend has it, had herself smuggled to Caesar inside a rolled-up carpet. They had an affair, with Cleopatra giving birth to his son, Caesarion, or "Little Caesar." End result was that Caesar decided not to annex Egypt, and settled that Cleopatra and her brother were to be reconciled. Cleopatra would have preferred for Caesar to name their son his heir (which was illegal under Roman law, as Caesarion was not a Roman citizen) and to rule jointly with him after Caesar left, but Caesar refused.
16th Feb '17 10:25:04 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Was usually portrayed in ''Series/{{Histeria}}'' by The World's Oldest Woman, although once, when a younger depiction was needed, by Pepper Mills, and one on occasion, quite oddly, by [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a Harvey Fierstein sound-alike]].



* Was usually portrayed in ''Series/{{Histeria}}'' by The World's Oldest Woman, although once, when a younger depiction was needed, by Pepper Mills, and one on occasion, quite oddly, by [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a Harvey Fierstein sound-alike]].
21st Jan '17 12:02:02 PM Aquila89
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''Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator''[[note]]'Cleopatra' meaning 'glory of her fatherland,' 'Thea Philopator' meaning 'Goddess Who Loves Her Father'[[/note]] was the last Pharaoh of AncientEgypt, at different points ruling jointly with her father, brother, other brother, and son, though with the latter three, she was clearly in charge and only using them to bolster her credibility as a female ruler. The Ptolemaic dynasty Cleopatra descended from was actually Greek; after the death of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, his empire was divided up by three generals, and Ptolemy I Soter got Egypt. Cleopatra was actually the first of her dynasty to bother learning Egyptian, and presented herself to her kingdom as a reincarnation of the goddess [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Isis]].

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''Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator''[[note]]'Cleopatra' meaning 'glory of her fatherland,' 'Thea Philopator' meaning 'Goddess Who Loves Her Father'[[/note]] (69-30 BC) was the last Pharaoh of AncientEgypt, at different points ruling jointly with her father, brother, other brother, and son, though with the latter three, she was clearly in charge and only using them to bolster her credibility as a female ruler. The Ptolemaic dynasty Cleopatra descended from was actually Greek; after the death of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, his empire was divided up by three generals, and Ptolemy I Soter got Egypt. Cleopatra was actually the first of her dynasty to bother learning Egyptian, and presented herself to her kingdom as a reincarnation of the goddess [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Isis]].
19th Jan '17 7:09:42 AM jamespolk
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* One of the most famous lost films of all time is the 1917 silent ''Cleopatra'' with Theda Bara. The negative was burned up in a 1937 fire.
* ''[[Film/{{Cleopatra 1934}} Cleopatra]]'' (1934) starred Creator/ClaudetteColbert in a film directed by Creator/CecilBDeMille.
15th Jan '17 1:38:23 AM HaggisMcCrablice
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* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' where she demolishes the pyramids so she can build a mall(for herself only).

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* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' where she demolishes the pyramids so she can build a mall(for mall (for herself only).


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* Was usually portrayed in ''Series/{{Histeria}}'' by The World's Oldest Woman, although once, when a younger depiction was needed, by Pepper Mills, and one on occasion, quite oddly, by [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed a Harvey Fierstein sound-alike]].
26th Oct '16 5:56:42 AM Morgenthaler
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A.k.a. the Cleopatra you're thinking of.

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A.k.a. [[KingBobTheNth the Cleopatra you're thinking of.of]].
26th Oct '16 5:17:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Plays an important role in the second series of ''Series/{{Rome}}'' where she [[spoiler: has sex with Titus Pullo]]. She's played by Lyndsey Marshal.

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* Plays an important role in the second series of ''Series/{{Rome}}'' ''Series/{{Rome}}'', where she [[spoiler: has sex with legionary Titus Pullo]].Pullo (a completely fictional character who shares a name with a soldier mentioned by Caesar in his memoirs) before meeting Gaius Julius Caesar, the former being Caesarion's real father. She's played by Lyndsey Marshal. It also noticeably changes the circumstances of her death somewhat--rather than performing a SuicidePact with Antony, she allows Antony to kill himself before meeting with Octavian to bargain for peace, but decides to take her own life as well after it becomes apparent that Octavian will never let "Caesar's" son live to remove any rivals (he is rescued by Pullo, who disguises him and takes him back to Rome).
26th Oct '16 5:08:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* She was portrayed by Leonor Varela in a 1999 ''Cleopatra'' miniseries with Creator/TimothyDalton as Julius Caesar and Creator/BillyZane as Marc Anthony.

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* She was portrayed by Leonor Varela in a the 1999 ''Cleopatra'' ''Series/{{Cleopatra}}'' miniseries with Creator/TimothyDalton as Julius Caesar and Creator/BillyZane as Marc Anthony.
26th Oct '16 5:07:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* She's one of the protagonists in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra''.
* Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw's play, ''Caesar and Cleopatra'' depicts Caesar's time in Egypt and his relationship with Cleopatra. In the 1945 film adaptation, she's played by Creator/VivienLeigh. This adaptation depicts their history very loosely, with much timeline muddling and mischaracterization. For example, the play and film depict Cleo meeting Caesar when she is a young and timid girl, incapable of standing up to even her handmaiden. However by this point in history, Cleo would have already been ruling Egypt all by herself for some time, having bullied her younger brother into almost complete obscurity some years before.
* The 1963 film ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' with Creator/ElizabethTaylor is proably how she lives on in the imagination of most people. Taylor's famous bobcut, headdress, and elaborate gowns (the film holds the world record for most costume changes by a single actress) are all so ingrained in popular culture that they are nearly impossible to escape in modern depictions of the Pharaoh.
** The song "Cleopatra" from Music/AdamAndTheAnts' album ''Music/DirkWearsWhiteSox'' references the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton film version.
* Inspired a catchy jazz song, ''Le nez de Cléopâtre'' (1938) (''Cleopatra's nose'') by Ray Ventura. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHGI56VKBWI]]

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* She's one of the protagonists in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra''.
* Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw's play, ''Caesar and Cleopatra'' depicts Caesar's time in Egypt and his relationship with Cleopatra. In the 1945 film adaptation, she's played by Creator/VivienLeigh. This adaptation depicts their history very loosely, with much timeline muddling and mischaracterization. For example, the play and film depict Cleo meeting Caesar when she is a young and timid girl, incapable of standing up to even her handmaiden. However by this point in history, Cleo would have already been ruling Egypt all by herself for some time, having bullied her younger brother into almost complete obscurity some years before.
* The 1963 film ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' with Creator/ElizabethTaylor is proably how she lives on in the imagination of most people. Taylor's famous bobcut, headdress, and elaborate gowns (the film holds the world record for most costume changes by a single actress) are all so ingrained in popular culture that they are nearly impossible to escape in modern depictions of the Pharaoh.
** The song "Cleopatra" from Music/AdamAndTheAnts' album ''Music/DirkWearsWhiteSox'' references the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton film version.
* Inspired a catchy jazz song, ''Le nez de Cléopâtre'' (1938) (''Cleopatra's nose'') by Ray Ventura. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHGI56VKBWI]]
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* Also battled against Creator/MarilynMonroe in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
* Plays an important role in the second series of ''Series/{{Rome}}'' where she [[spoiler: has sex with Titus Pullo]]. She's played by Lyndsey Marshal.
* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' where she demolishes the pyramids so she can build a mall(for herself only).
* One of ''Literature/TheRoyalDiaries'' features her, centering around her following her father to Rome and her first meeting with Marc Antony.

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* Also battled against Creator/MarilynMonroe in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
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The 1963 film ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' with Creator/ElizabethTaylor is proably how she lives on in the second series imagination of ''Series/{{Rome}}'' where she [[spoiler: has sex with Titus Pullo]]. She's played by Lyndsey Marshal.
* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' where she demolishes
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* She was portrayed by Leonor Varela in a 1999 miniseries with TimothyDalton as Julius Caesar and BillyZane as Marc Anthony.

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* One of ''Literature/TheRoyalDiaries'' features her, centering around her following her father to Rome and her first meeting with Marc Antony.
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* Plays an important role in the second series of ''Series/{{Rome}}'' where she [[spoiler: has sex with Titus Pullo]]. She's played by Lyndsey Marshal.
* She was portrayed by Leonor Varela in a 1999 ''Cleopatra'' miniseries with TimothyDalton Creator/TimothyDalton as Julius Caesar and BillyZane Creator/BillyZane as Marc Anthony.Anthony.
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* The song "Cleopatra" from Music/AdamAndTheAnts' album ''Music/DirkWearsWhiteSox'' references the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton film version.
* Inspired a catchy jazz song, ''Le nez de Cléopâtre'' (1938) (''Cleopatra's nose'') by Ray Ventura. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHGI56VKBWI]]
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* She's one of the protagonists in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra''.
* Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw's play, ''Caesar and Cleopatra'' depicts Caesar's time in Egypt and his relationship with Cleopatra. In the 1945 film adaptation, she's played by Creator/VivienLeigh. This adaptation depicts their history very loosely, with much timeline muddling and mischaracterization. For example, the play and film depict Cleo meeting Caesar when she is a young and timid girl, incapable of standing up to even her handmaiden. However by this point in history, Cleo would have already been ruling Egypt all by herself for some time, having bullied her younger brother into almost complete obscurity some years before.
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* Also battled against Creator/MarilynMonroe in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
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* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' where she demolishes the pyramids so she can build a mall(for herself only).
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10th Sep '16 4:56:32 PM Heart
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* AdaptedOut: Most fictional narratives of her life make no mention of the fact that, in addition to her son by Julius Caesar, she also bore three children (two sons and a daughter) by Mark Antony.
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