Where did Cleopatra get the poisend hairpen?
If you are asking about the theory that Cleo scratched herself with a poisoned hairpin, she was known to carry poisons around with her. There was a time that she could have killed Marc Antony with a poisoned leaf that she was wearing in her dinner crown. However, as logical that this scratch/poison theory sounds, it does not explain the deaths of her two slaves. Remember, when Cleopatra died others died with her presumably by the same means.
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Cleopatra was the name of several women of the Ptolemaic dynasty ofancient Egypt. The Cleopatra that we are discussing here isCleopatra VII, who was the last queen (pharaoh) of her dynasty.Over the years she has become an icon of beauty, feminineperfection, intellectual brilliance and any other supe…r hype thatcomes to mind. In reality she was an unpopular leader of acrumbling dynasty, trying desperately to keep her country frombeing swallowed up by Rome. She failed. After her suicide,misconceptions about her began and continue to this day. ( Full Answer )
She married many men and spoke 9 languages. She was an Egyptian ruler who lived from 69 BC to 30 BC. She sometimes was called the "Queen of the Nile." She was the subject of a Shakespeare play and had many movies.
By origin she was from Greek, her great grandfather was a generalin Alexander the Great's army and when he died his empire was splitup Ptolemy got Egypt. Also Cleopatra was the only one in her familyline who bothered to learn the Egyptian tongue.
If you mean as a burial chamber , the answer is no. In her period and she was really a Greek Regent, a provincial governor of a Greek Province, The pyramids were not actively used as current tombs or temples though it is of course conceivable they had landmark status like , to give a very rough anal…ogy, Civil War battlefields today. SHe may have made official visits to some of them. Cleopatra was NOT MUMMIFIED. after a brief lying in state ( similar to what we would call a wake- in her beautiful robes) She was cremated, as was the standard mode of body-disposal in the Greek World. It is not known what became of her ashes, which may have been tossed into the Nile.. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra had brothers, two brothers. One is and was Ptolemy XIII, the other Ptolemy XIV. They were many years younger.
Cleopatra is depicted on the silver screen as a great beauty. We hear that Cleopatra seduced the great Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and we assume that Cleopatra used her great beauty as a diplomatic aid in putting Egypt on a more favorable footing with Rome. However, we don't know wh…ether Cleopatra was a beauty. Instead, what evidence we have seems to suggest she was not. ( Full Answer )
to start it off I know she was more than just a pretty face.She was born in Alexandria, Egypt 69 B.C.E but her ancestry was Greek. Cleopatra grew up in a beautiful palace; she was looked after by tons of servants. Cleopatra didn't go to but she was very clever, and quick at learning. She learned to …speak many languages however she was the only one in the family that could speak Egyptian even though she could speak Egyptian she was Greek. She had two older sisters and two younger brothers but I won't forget her little sister either.She was 18 years old when she became queen she became queen because in her father's will he said that Cleopatra and the older of the younger brother would become rulers the reason that Cleopatra had to have her brother rule with her is because women could not rule by themselves, the Egyptians they treated her like an Egyptian goddess. She also practiced the religious customs of Egypt. She was the last ruler from the Ptolemy dynasty she was the last of that royal line and ruled from 51 to 30 B.C.E the romans where gaining power and growing bigger and bigger. she was bossy, intelligent, and ruthless she dressed like a queen even though she was a pharaoh. Cleopatra was forced out of Egypt so she fled to Syria so she could be safer. When she was queen she spoke Egyptian and Greek. When Julius Caesar was staying in the palace in Alexandria he when receives the most famous gifts in history which was an oriental rug with a 22 year old Cleopatra wrapped in it she did this because she wanted more and more power and so she wanted a strong army to protect her and be on her side . Also Cleopatra and Julius Caesar fell in love and they had a son named Caesarion. After they fell in love but before they had a kid, Julius's army drowned Ptolemy XIII he removed Cleopatra from power. While they were in Rome Cleopatra was less popular with the romans than her son, she had called herself the "New Isis" . After Julius Caesar was killed Cleopatra and mark Antony fell in love and 3 children. But Mark Antony and Cleopatra made the Roman Empire very mad because they were giving away parts of their empire to their children. Then Cleopatra was in the war called Actium but sadly for Cleopatra was defeated and because of that Octavian who was part of the Roman Empire killed Mark Antony, Mark Antony was asked to be taken to Cleopatra and he died in her arms. L She was 39 when she died; she killed herself because she realized that her end was close by any way so to make it easier so she didn't have to struggle any more. Her dreams of the Egyptian empire died with her. Her name lived on so this name makes people think of romance, bravery, greed and beauty. She tried to make sure Egypt stayed independent; she made rulers of the roman republic frightened of her. No one can deny that Cleopatra was one of the greatest rulers of Egypt! There's no doubt that Cleopatra was the greatest ruler of Egypt because she was very intelligent and cunning she also made a big impact on Egypt. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra was born either in December of 60 BC or January of 59 BC. Most historians believe it was 69 BC.
Her father was Ptolemy XII, but we don't know who her mother was. We know who Ptolemy XII was married to, but that does not necessarily mean that she was Cleopatra's mother.
She was really an individual who did her own way of things. She probably was influenced some by the powers of Rome though... they were veryy powerful Even though Cleopatra preferred to do things her own way, she wasmost influenced by the powers of Rome.
It was not all Cleopatra's fault to bring down her Ptolemaic dynasty. Throughout the genealogy of Ptolemaic history, Alexander the Great who died left his successors to fight for the game of thrones leaving Alexander's family dead in position. Ptolemy one of Alexander's companion sneakingly took the… kingdom in Egypt and part of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Ptolemy started to take the power and authority to increase the economy in Alexandrian and oppose against all the sucessors in other parts of the Alexandrian kingdom for stable throne. Ptolemy later descendants began to decay with incest relationship and siblings rivalry. Up to Ptolemy VIII, Ptolemy VIII began to tear the kingdom apart by having incest relationship with his sister and his niece and killing off some of his sister's descendants while losing their claimed territories. Then, with Ptolemy the XII, Ptolemy faced enemies in Alexandrian but was entreated well with the Egyptians since he wanted to form embassy with Rome who held the most powerful position. Nevertheless, the Alexandrians roared against Roman Domination. As Cleopatra was trained by her father in politics, she tried to ally with Rome and was initially unpopular in Alexandria. The Ptolemaic Dynasty decayed from the Ptolemaic geneology leading Cleopatra to struggle power against the economic downfall, famine that makes Egyptians and Alexandrians blame on the government and relationship with Rome. Cleopatra in fact tried her best to actually fixed the economy and ally with the Romans later with Marc Antony who wished to fuse the culture of Rome with Egypt. Cleopatra had political power like any female rulers today to maintain harsh situation similar to male rulers. ( Full Answer )
She was part Macedonian Greek and part Egyptian yes and no. Cleopatra was ethically a Greek, but she lived and ruled in Egypt and she followed the Egyptian religion and customs. We don't know who her mother was or her mother's ethnicity, so we can only say for certain that she was Greek on her fat…her's side. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra became famous or infamous because of the misconceptions about her. In her own time she was a minor queen of a crumbling dynasty. She gained notoriety as the seducer of Marc Antony in Octavian's propaganda against Antony. William Shakespeare took up the story and exaggerated it into a passi…onate love affair for one of his plays and her fame spread from there. ( Full Answer )
We know nothing of Cleopatra's childhood. It is assumed that she was raised in luxury as were all the royal children of her time.
The tomb that she was said to have hid and died in has not been found to my knowledge.
Cleopatra VII was the last Greek Pharaoh and the only one who learned the Egyptian language. She was supported by 2 Roman generals~ Julious Caesar and Mark Antony. When Augustus gained power over the Roman Empire, he declared war on Antony and Cleopatra and defeated them in 31 BC. Augustus arrived …in Alexsandria and demanded Cleopatra's surrender. She was too proud to give in and commited succide. ( Full Answer )
We don't know as her tomb has not been found. However because she followed the Egyptian religion, its a good bet that she was mummified. We will just have to wait until they find her tomb before we know for certain.
she had a million dollars. But not enough because king tut had a billion dollars
Answer 1: Smart meaning clever. Her let her heart ruled rather than her head. Choosing Mark Anthony over Caeser was not a smart move. Mark Anthony was implicated in the assasination of Caesar in 44BC. He was wanted man persuaed all over the empire and beyond by Octavian, Caeser's nephew and the fi…rst emperor of Rome. The combined forces of Ceoplatra and MA were finally defeat at Actium. The rest is history, Egypt became a Roman province and Cleopatra committed suicide. Not so smart maybe? Answer 2: Smart meaning well dressed. As queen of Egypt one of the wealthiest nations in the ancient world she was no doubt always smart. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra Tryphaena (VII)was born into the Ptolomy (tol-o-mee) family, a desendant of one of Alexander the great's generals which he left in charge of Egypt. She was the 3rd child, with 2 older sisters (Cleopatra VI, Berenice), a little sister (Arsinoe) and 2 little brothers (Ptolomy and Ptolomy). H…er mother disappeared from records when Cleopatra was about 3. Unfortunately, her father was in alot of debt, and was not the best ruler. Eventually he fled to rome, hoping to find refuge, support, money and soldiers. Her oldest sister, Cleopatra, took over the throne. Cleopatra died (possibly murdered) and Berenice took over. Cleopatra and Arsinoe fled to Sicily and then to rome to find her father. Eventually, She and her father, along with Arsinoe, returned to Egypt and power was restored to her father with help from the Romans. Berenice was executed. Things went ok from then, but her father died, and left the throne to her, with one catch: she had to marry her brother, who was about 15 years younger than her. This was the tradition, as the royal family was considered to be gods, and the gods should and could only marry gods, their own siblings and family. Her brother's (and husband's) advisors despised Cleopatra and brainwashed her brother into thinking she was taking to much power. They ruled Egypt for him. At this point, Julius Caesar came to visit Alexandria (i believe he was owed money by Cleopatra's father and had come to collect it). Cleopatra was banned from his apartments by her huhsband's advisors. This is when she did the famous act of being wrapped in a blanket or rug and be carried into his apartments. It was a success and Julius was instantly in love and agreed to help her. Her brother tried to fight the Romans, but the Romans and Cleopatra won. Her brother was found washed up on the beach, dead, as he was weighed dwon by his gold armour. Cleopatra and Julius were in love, even though Julius was married. Cleopoatra visited Egypt again, but had to return later, as her little sister, arsnoe was trying to take over. She came back with roman forces and overthrew her little sister. Cleopatra bore Julius a child, Ptolemy Caesar (also known as Caesarian). Then Julius was murdered and the triumvirate, consisting of Marc Antony, Octavius Caesar (Julius' nephew) and Crassus. Marc Antony was in charge of Egypt and other parts of the empire. He invited Cleopatra to rome. She came by barge. It cuased quite a stir, as it had purple ( the most expensive dye) sails, gilt deck, and many other luxeries. By the end of the visit, she and Marc were in love. She returned to Egypt. She bore Marc 3 children. Twins, Alexander Helios (Helios meaning sun) and Cleopatra Selene (selene meaning moon), and Ptolemy Philadelphus. Marc Antony's wife died, and Octavius Caesar insisted that Marc marry his sister, Octavia. He did, and Cleopatra was not happy. Marc began to neglect his empire, and Octavius saw this as an opportunity to expand his rule. He declared war on Egypt. Cleopatra and Marc decided that their best chance of winning was to have a sea battle. Meanwhile, Cleopatra was building her tomb. The sea battle was a disaster. Cleopatra's ship went the wrong way, and Marc's ship followed. The rest of the fleet thought he was abandoning the war, and all was lost. They scattered, and were killed. Cleopatra knew she was defeated. She hid in her tomb. News got to Marc that Cleopatra was in her tomb, and he thought she was dead. He asked his most faithful servant to stab him, but the servant killed himself. Marc stbbed himslef, but missed his heart and got his stomach, a painful death. He was carried to Cleopatra's tomb and hauled up the side through a window. He died in cleoptra's arms. Octavius broke into her tomb and imprisoned her in it. Her took all of Egypt's riches. Cleopatra ordered an asp (very poisonous snake) to be taken to her room in a basket of figs. She sent a note to Octavious saying she would like to be buried next to Marc Antony. When he got there it was too late. she was dead, along with her two maids, one of who was adjusting her crown, then collapsed. That's only a brief history, sorry. ( Full Answer )
it was her mother's, grandmother's, great grandmother's, great great grandmother's, and great great great grandmother's name. Also, she was her Fathers favorite child, and the name Cleopatra in greek means favoirite of her father.
Many people believe he was poisoned some people believe he died in pain some people believe he died because he was getting old
Cleopatra VII was the last monarch of Ancient Egypt. She reigned from 70 BC to 30 BC.
all i know is that she came from a family of Macedonian Greeks. there family was ruling Egypt so she must be from Egypt. that's why she she is the queen of Egypt.
Cleopatra's family was descendant from Ptolemy one of Alexander the Great's generals. That's why all the males in the dynasty had the name Ptolemy. Her immediate family consisted of her father, Ptolemy XII, Cleopatra V, who may or may not have been her mother, three sisters and two brothers. Her sis…ter's names were Cleopatra VI, Berenice IV, and Arsonoe IV. Her brothers were Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra is always shown as beautiful not short and fat, but youhave to remember that the statues of all Egyptian rulers werestylized and only the face gives us clues as to who they were, ifthere is no inscription. However there is some evidence that shewas a bit on the hefty side. A Dr. Martin Wea…ver did research onCleo's appearance and modeled a head that is supposed to be herlikeness. He based his findings on all the various coins andcarvings of Cleopatra. The results are published in the Book byDiana Preston. The conclusion is that she was "quite plump". There is also the fact that obesity, probably due to inbreeding,was apparent in the Ptolemies. One of Cleo's grandfathers, PtolemyVIII, was nicknamed "Potbelly" because he was very short andgrotesquely fat. The woman some think was Cleo' mother wasCleopatra V, Tryphaena, which means Opulent or Opulent One. Thatcould very well be a polite nickname for a beefy queen. Also,Plutarch states that before her death, Cleopatra ordered asumptuous meal and there's numerous instances of lavish banquetsthat she either attended or hosted. She obviously liked to eat. As for her ability to seduce Caesar and Antony, that can bediscarded. Both men were notorious womanizers and would bed downanything in a stola for any reason. Another thing to remember isthat the ideal of feminine beauty in the time of Cleopatra wasdifferent than today's concept. ( Full Answer )
Actually yes she was assassinated by the creed is assassins. The assassins took an asp snake and held it to Cleopatra and the snake killed her from venom toxins.
learn to be successful and believe that anyone can do anything and to also trust in my self
Unfortunately for her and for Egypt, Cleopatra was not a very good leader. She inherited a weak but wealthy country which, at least in Alexandria, did not want her as their queen. It was only through the intervention of Julius Caesar that she reigned. She needed the Roman troops Caesar left in Egypt… to keep her on the throne and after Caesar's death, she had to ally herself with Marc Antony in order to prevent a Roman takeover. She needed the support and good will of powerful Romans in order to keep her position as she had no army or neighboring allies who could or would help her. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra was a typical eastern ruler. She was authoritian, arrogant and according to Cicero, indolent. She imposed heavy taxes on her people while appropriating the entire share of the papyrus trade for herself., in addition to the other royal shares of import and export taxes. Even though she had …supporters, she also had many enemies in Egypt, some in her own household. The worst thing that she did was to overreach and try to take on Rome. In consequence, she caused her country to lose its independence and become a vassal of Rome. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra's successor was Octavian, who, as sole ruler of the Roman empire, turned Egypt into an imperial province. This meant that the province of Egypt was under direct control of the "first citizen". Because of Egypt's wealth and geographical position, it had the potential to be a place where rev…olution could form against Rome. To avoid this, Augustus decreed that it would always be governed by someone of equestrian rank and no one holding the office of praetor or above could enter the province without expressed permission of the emperor. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra was queen of Egypt from Ptolemy dynasty (dynasty established by one of the Alexander the Great generals). Cleopatra lived in 1st century before Christ. Cleopatra is famous by her beauty and by her relations to powerful men of Rome (G.I. Caesar and Antonius).
Cleopatra was Greek by blood but followed the Egyptian culture. You could loosely call her Greco-Egyptian.
- Well Cleopatra's Parents Are Ptolemy XII Auletes (Father) & Believed To Be The Mother : Cleopatra V Of Egypt . .
She didn't have a mentor, she did not even go to school. So, no. She was born a queen, she did not have time for school or mentors. But Confucianism could have been an option.
The Elizabeth Taylor version in her prime? Any heterosexual would be all over her like a wet blanket.
To our way of thinking and by our present day standards, yes, Cleopatra could be considered cruel. However, we should not judge the ancients by our standards as they did not live by them. In reality Cleopatra was no more cruel than any other ruler of her time.
Cleopatra gave birth at the age of 22year old the baby was a girl she named her batizia for a reason that she did not tell anyone she held it a secret for 1year but people found out.
because her husband Ceasar died and she was heart broken... she did it by a snake That's the popular misconception of her reasons. In reality, she was never married to Caesar, in fact, he had died years before she did. The reason Cleopatra committed suicide was because she couldn't face the fact tha…t she was to be publicly humiliated at Rome. ( Full Answer )
At the present time there is an active search going on for Cleopatra's tomb. Dr. Zahi Hawass, the head of Egyptian Antiquities Department has two "maybe" locations that they are searching. Very little information is being released, as their findings must be studied and analyzed before they can be ma…de public. ( Full Answer )
Yes, she had several children. Her mummy disappeared - the old part of Alexandria has sunk beneaththe Nile River - the mummies of Alexander the Great, Cleopatra andothers have not yet been found.
Cleopatra was a descendant of Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander the Great's generals. She was a Macadonian Greek.
Cleopatra was buried somewhere in Egypt, possibly close to Alexandria. I know this is not a clear answer, but they haven't found her tomb, although right now, there's an active search for it.
We don't know. In fact we don't even know who Cleopatra's mother was. We know that her father was married to Cleopatra V, but we don't know if she were Cleopatra VII's mother. Egyptian rulers had lesser wives or concubines, and Cleo VII could have been the daughter of one of them. The only way we'll… know is if they find her mummy and run tests to determine her lineage. ( Full Answer )
Napoleon is spelt wrong in your question and starts with a capital letter. As does Bonaparte. You also spelt poisioned wrong. For these reasons, I will not answer your question. Go and look it up in an encyclopedia or something not dissimilar and stop wasting my time.
Instead of wounding on a number decided by comparing the strength of the weapon vs the toughness of the target, poisen weapons wound on a given number regardless of the numbers. Poisen weapons also get to re-roll the damage roll if the strength of the weapon is equal or higher than the toughness of …the target. . ( Full Answer )
No Cleopatra built the obelisks called "Cleopatra's Needles". They were built by Thutmose III in about 1450 BC. and they stood before a temple in Heliopolis. When the Ptolemies conquered Egypt, they had them moved to Alexandria. The only connection they have with Cleopatra, is that they stood before… a temple to Julius Caesar that she built. The term "Cleopatra's Needles" is just a catchy name for the obelisks. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra is the Queen of Egypt in 500BC. She is a successful queen, but the last queen of Egypt.
Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt but she actually wasn't Egyptian. One of her direct ancestors was Alexander the Great and he invaded Egypt and declared himself king or 'Pharaoh' but was not Egyptian but Greek, so Cleopatra VII was actually Greek with a little bit of Egyptian blood from past …Egyptians married into the Ptolemy royal family. Her cause of death is disputed among historians but a popular answer (it is popular because it is dramatic, semi-believable and LOTS of movies and books about Cleopatra VII use that) is that a handmaiden brought a bowl of figs to her and in that bowl of figs was a poisonous snake which she allowed to bite her on the breast so she wouldn't be captured by Octavian and brought back to Rome in chains and humiliated in public as a prisoner of war. She decided to commit suicide because her second lover/husband and father of three of her four children, Mark Antony, stabbed himself with a sword believing Cleopatra VII was dead (not true) and he died in Cleopatra VII's arms. Their palace was in the middle of being seiged by the Roman leader and general, Octavian. Octavian and his army easily defeated the small Egyptian forces and after Antony kiled himself she locked herself in her treasury room (more like palace because the Egyptians were very rich) and threatened to burn it, with herself in it, to the ground if the Romans didst leave, they didn't leave. Octavian finally gained access to the treasury room and found Cleopatra VII and two handmaidens, dead. ( Full Answer )
Cleopatra held nothing in her hand when she died, except possibly the crook and flail which were symbols of an Egyptian ruler's power. This is only assumed, as one of her slaves who died with her was adjusting Cleo's diadem when she was overcome. If the queen was wearing her crown, then it is assume…d that she would also be holding the symbols of her power. ( Full Answer )