Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt (Great Rulers) by Ladybird Books

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  • Middle East - Egypt,
  • History - General History

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Number of Pages52
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Open LibraryOL7861933M
ISBN 100721401805
ISBN 109780721401805

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Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids is a resource for early elementary students (suggested ages are 4 – 7) and tweens to learn about ancient Egypt and the last ruler, Cleopatra. At times, Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids is on the dark side with lots of deaths and suicides mentioned so I suggest a parent read it with the child or at /5(2).

"The Egypt of Cleopatra offers you an adventurous ride through the history of Egypt guided by the extraordinary author T.D. van Basten" Chris Wallace - British Museum, Department of Ancient Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt book and Sudan "This is a very enjoyable and educatable book about the history of Egypt during the rule of Cleopatra VII"/5(16).

A woman has yet to be elected to the highest office in the United States, but 3, years ago in ancient Egypt it wasn’t unusual for women to rule—and some became all powerful, like Cleopatra.

Cleopatra (klēəpă´trə, –pā´–, –pä´–), 69 BC–30 BC, queen of Egypt, one of the great romantic heroines of all name was widely used in the Ptolemaic family; she was Cleopatra VII.

The daughter of Ptolemy XII, she was married at the age of 17 (as was the family custom) to her younger brother Ptolemy XIII, and the two inherited the crown in 51 BC The force and. History >> Biography Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt book Ancient Egypt for Kids. Occupation: Pharaoh of Egypt Born: 69 BC Died: Aug 30 BC Best known for: The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt Biography: Born a Princess Cleopatra was born a princess of Egypt.

Her father was the Pharaoh Ptolemy XII. for me anyway. I received this book as part of a collection put together on women in history.

I had never read much on Cleopatra, which is surprising because since childhood I have read extensively on Ancient Greece and Egypt, but never more than touched on the subject of Cleopatra, so my prior knowledge of her was the legend, ie.

the seduction of Julius Caesar, /5(6). This book is loaded with information about Cleopatra in a very well formatted way that keeps you intrigued at the same time.

It can be very wordy but I think it is helping my vocabulary and educating me about one of the most famous historical female leaders from that time/5. Good book on the history of Ancient Egypt around the time Cleopatra was alive.

Not to be taken as an authoritative account of her life but a good exploration of what it might have been based on the facts we have gathered to date. Still a good story.4/5. Cleopatra became co-ruler of Egypt at the death of her father in 51 BC. Egyptian law forced her to share her new role as pharaoh with Ptolemy XIII, her younger brother.

In fact, she would never be the sole ruler of Egypt in name, sharing the official title with her brothers and her son. Divine Queen. At only 18 years old, Cleopatra became Queen. Ashton's book is a valuable contribution to the literature on Cleopatra." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review) "A must-read, scholarly book on Cleopatra for students and teachers of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, and ancient art." ().

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Life and reign. Daughter of King Ptolemy XII Auletes, Cleopatra was destined to become the last queen of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt between the death of Alexander the Great in bce and its annexation by Rome in 30 line had been founded by Alexander’s general Ptolemy, who became King Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt.

Cleopatra was of. Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids also includes maps, time lines, online resources, a glossary, and 21 engaging hands-on activities to help readers better appreciate the ancient culture and era in which Cleopatra lived.

Kids will:Brand: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated. This is a visually appealing and beautifully illustrated non-fiction text that explores life in Ancient Egypt. Someone is plotting to murder the pharaoh and this book walks the reader step by step through Egyptian life to investigate the clues.

This is the kind of non-fiction text that children want to look at again and again. For 2, years almost all evidence of Cleopatra had disappeared - until now. Neil Oliver investigates the story of a ruthless queen who would kill her own siblings for power.

Use code 'timeline. The wisdom of Cleopatra VII has been forgotten for centuries. However, it seems logical that if she had not been well educated, she would have been killed by the Romans. In a world full of powerful people that were out to see her dead, Cleopatra was able to outsmart them all.

Top image: Cleopatra and Caesar (). Painting by Jean-Léon : Natalia Klimczak. Together, they sailed up the Nile visiting the ancient monuments, and Caesar was fascinated by ancient Egypt whose history was, at that time, over two thousand four hundred years older than Rome’s.

Eventually, Caesar returned to Rome leaving Cleopatra pregnant. The death of Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, occurred on either 10 or 12 August, 30 BC, in Alexandria, when she was 39 years old.

Strabo, who provides the earliest historical account on the death, says Cleopatra committed suicide either by allowing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her or by a toxic ointment, for example with a sharp implement such as a hairpin.

The last pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra VII (69–30 BCE, ruled 51–30 BCE), is among the most recognized of any Egyptian pharaoh by the general public, and yet most of what we 21st-century people know of her are rumors, speculation, propaganda, and gossip.

The last of the Ptolemies, she was not a seductress, she did not arrive at Caesar's palace wrapped in a carpet, she did. Cleopatra has been called intelligent and scheming, ambitious and ruthless, sensual and indulgent. This unique biography captures the excitement of her life story, including portions that have been largely neglected, such as her interest in literature and science and her role as a mother, and allows readers to draw their own conclusions.

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was also a scholar, murderer, lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and one of the most remarkable women in distinguished historian and classicist Michael Grant confirms that her reputation as a temptress was well-founded. As queen of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is one of the most famous female rulers in history.

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Cleopatra was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Her name was Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, although she is known only as Cleopatra to most people. Her name means 'glory of the father', and is derived from the Greek name Kleopatra, but in the feminine form. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty which ruled following Alexander the Great's death.

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Cleopatra's brother feared his smart sister. He had his men take Cleopatra out of Egypt. Julius Caesar heard of this and sent for Cleopatra. She wrapped herself in a rug and had herself delivered to Caesar.

Cleopatra and Caesar fell in love. Cleopatra became the pharaoh of Egypt’s Macedonia dynasty at the age of 18, when her father died in 51 B.C.

She co-ruled with her year-old brother Ptolemy XIII. The Biography website states that it is likely that Cleopatra married her brother, as this was an ancient Egyptian tradition. Antony eventually died in his beloved Queen’s arms, and Cleopatra soon followed suit.

According to legend (and perhaps history), Cleopatra, holding a deadly asp to her breast, desperate and shattered, she ended her life, and began a legendary voyage into the annals of ancient history. Click the preview button to check out the unit study. Click the download button and then print it when you're ready to use it.

Scholars generally identify Cleopatra as essentially of Greek ancestry with some Persian and Syrian ancestry, based on the fact that her Macedonian Greek family (the Ptolemaic dynasty) had intermingled with the Seleucid aristocracy of the time (notably including the first Cleopatra, Queen Cleopatra I Syra, wife of Ptolemy V of Egypt).

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Get this from a library. Cleopatra: queen of ancient Egypt. [Richard Worth] -- Charming, intelligent, and the ruler of Egypt at the age of eighteen these qualities and more have contributed to Cleopatra's reign as a fascinating historical figure.

Often caught between the wishes. Works cited - Ancient Egypt. Adil, Janeen R. Gods and Goddesses of Ancient o, MN: Capstone, Print. Balkwill, Richard. Clothes and Crafts in Ancient. With Cleopatra’s death, Egypt became part of the Roman Empire.

Caesarion was murdered, while Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene and Ptolemy Philadelphus were brought to Rome to be raised by Octavia. While Tyldesley provides occasional doses of wit, “Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt” is a bit of a slog at times, especially when Tyldesley delves into the complicated politics of ancient Egypt.

The movie follows Cleopatra VII, last queen and monarch of Ancient Egypt from 48 BCE (allying with Caesar) to her suicide in 31 BCE.

Cleopatra was born in 69 BCE to Ptolemy XII and an unknown mother and she would later inherit the throne along with her brother Ptolemy XIII when her father died in 51 BCE.

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