Antony & Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781555763510

Category: High interest-low vocabulary books

Page: 72

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This Easy Reading Shakespeare work text will introduce the famous literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy reading adaptations ignite interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. This play has been condensed and reformulated into a novel type book with 10 short chapters and language arts activities after each reading selection. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the recall of specific details, sequence of events, the drawing of inferences, developing a new story name, choosing the main idea and more. This 8.5 x11 book includes illustrations; preview words and improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Excellent for English Language Learners, adults and students reading below grade level. Also a great way to introduce the works of William Shakespeare!

Cleopatra

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781421804590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 8118


Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty. Julius Caesar, whose legions trampled the conquered world from Canopus to the Thames, capitulated to her, and Mark Antony threw a fleet, an empire and his own honor to the winds to follow her to his destruction. Disarmed at last before the frigid Octavius, she found her peerless body measured by the cold eye of her captor only for the triumphal procession, and the friendly asp alone spared her Rome's crowning ignominy.

Cleopatra

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Hourly History

ISBN: 1979751846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

View: 9272


The last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the last Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra reigned over the end of an era. Cleopatra has been defined by her relationships with powerful Roman statesmen Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, both of whom fathered her children, but there is much more to Cleopatra’s story than romantic intrigue. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Ptolemaic Dynasty ✓ Cleopatra as Queen ✓ Cleopatra and Julius Caesar ✓ Mark Antony and Cleopatra ✓ Propaganda Wars ✓ The Last Pharaoh of Egypt: Cleopatra's Suicide And much more! One of the first independent female rulers of an ancient kingdom, Cleopatra was a gifted diplomat, efficient administrator, and accomplished linguist who ruled her kingdom with more courage than the majority of her male predecessors. Cleopatra’s death ended an era, but her life promised the dawn of a new age, one where women might dare to rule the world.

The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834256

Category: Drama

Page: 388

View: 8605


In its towering central characters, vast geographical and historical sweep, and its variety of style and mood, Antony and Cleopatra is perhaps the most ambitious of Shakespeare's designs. Yet the degree and nature of its success remain surprisingly contentious, and performances of the play have seldom matched the extravagant expectations of its admirers. Michael Neill's wide-ranging introduction from a number of angles, including those of gender and race. He examines the sources and discusses the theatrical challenge presented by Shakespeare's technique, with its extraordinary tensions between rhetoric and action. A full stage history further illustrates its theatrical fortunes; both here and in the extensive commentary this edition illuminates the play's theatrical dimensions as well as the rich complexity of its poetic language.

Cleopatra

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1680486403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2407


"Cleopatra is one of the most dynamic figures of ancient history, a powerful, brilliant queen whose cunning, ambition, and boldness not only brought her to Egypt's throne but also into alliances and conflicts with Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and the Roman Empire itself. Although her desperate bid for power may have ended in tragedy, it fueled centuries of stories about her. Cleopatra's life and legacy are illuminated in this attractive, eye-catching guide chock-full with lively prose, impeccable research, and engaging features. Learn about a woman whose real life story rivals the most exciting works of fiction."

Cleopatra's Needle

Author: Anne Mustoe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547805

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 5384


It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride - to the original site of Cleopatra's Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt. Leaving behind home comforts, she set herself the challenge of travelling close to water wherever possible - via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon. Before she would reach her final waterway - the evocative Nile - Ms Mustoe would encounter the dusty yet beguiling Near East: Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon and finally Egypt itself. Anne Mustoe weaves a story of exquisite detail laced with the understated humour that has become her hallmark.

Cleopatra's Shadows

Author: Emily Holleman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751560162

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2882


Three sisters. One throne. An epic battle begins. Abandoned by her beloved older sister Cleopatra and an indifferent father, Arsinoe, a young Egyptian princess, must fight for survival in the bloodthirsty royal court after her half-sister Berenice seizes power. But despite using her quick-wits to win Berenice's favour, Arsinoe struggles to establish herself in a uncertain new world, one that carries her from the conspiratorial dangers of the palace, to the streets of war-torn Alexandria. Meanwhile, her other sister, the usurper Berenice, has her own demons to confront - her cruel, flagging mother, a pair of fickle husbands, and the ever-present threat that her father will return from exile-as she fights to hold the throne as the first queen of Egypt in a thousand years. Perfect for historical fiction fans who loved discovering The Other Boleyn Girl, Cleopatra's Shadows reimagines Cleopatra's rise to power through the eyes of her forgotten younger sister, Arsinoe.