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Remember the fiasco of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Cleopatra?Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Finally Collide in ‘August: Osage County’|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Schiff, for instance, conjures a scene with the young Cleopatra “scampering down the colonnaded walkways of the palace.”The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book|Nick Romeo|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This document was unknown in 1985 when the last page was closed on my seventh Cleopatra.Chasing Cleopatra: Peter Stothard Writes About the Queen|Peter Stothard|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mark Antony supposedly gave the island to Cleopatra as a gift, and King Richard the Lionheart wed Queen Joanna there in 1191.
Later at the Pendleton home, the mother, Cleopatra Crowley-Pendleton, spoke of a daughter who loved reading and writing and Latin.Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton, Called ‘Best in Our City,’ Gunned Down|Michael Daly|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Probably he would follow Cleopatra; the fleet, and perhaps the army also, were destroyed.Cleopatra, Complete|Georg Ebers
Meamoun, whose head was lying on Cleopatra's shoulder, felt as though his reason were leaving him.One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances|Théophile Gautier
Nor must we fail to insist again upon the traditions wherein this last Cleopatra was born and bred.
A little to the east of the Frank quarter, as it may be called, stands Cleopatra's Needle.Letters from Palestine|J. D. Paxton
He slept at the door of Cleopatra's tent, a naked sword at his side, held in his clenched and brawny hand.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard
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Word Origin and History for cleopatra
common name of sister-queens in Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The name is Greek, probably meaning "key to the fatherland," from kleis "key" (see clavicle) + patris, genitive of pater "father" (see father (n.)). The famous queen was the seventh of that name.
Culture definitions for cleopatra
A queen of Egypt (see also Egypt) in the first century b.c., famous for her beauty, charm, and luxurious living. She lived for some time in Rome with Julius Caesar. For several years after Caesar was assassinated, she lived in Egypt with the Roman politician Mark Antony. Antony killed himself on hearing a false report that she was dead. After Antony's death, Cleopatra committed suicide by allowing an asp, a poisonous snake, to bite her.