Re: theos-talk Re: Decode,
Jan 01, 2011 06:08 PM
by Cass Silva
Oh that's a bit harsh Terrie, after all, she was the last Pharoah of Egypt and
did not need Rome.Â Caeser broke all traditional roman laws by pursuing her, so
lets lay the blame at the feet of the naked Caesar eh!
>Cleopatra VII Philopator (in Greek, ÎÎÎÎÏÎÏÏÎ ÎÎÎÎÏÎÏÏÏ; (Late 69 BC â August
>12, 30 BC) was an ancient Greek queen and the last pharaoh of Ancient
>She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a Greek royal family
>which ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic
>period. The Ptolemies, throughout their dynasty, spoke Greek and refused to
>learn Egyptian, which is the reason that Greek as well as Egyptian languages
>were used on official court documents like the Rosetta Stone. By contrast,
>Cleopatra did learn Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of an
>Egyptian goddess Isis.
>Cleopatra originally ruled jointly with her father Ptolemy XII Auletes and later
>with her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married as per
>Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she
>consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne.
>She later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name.
>After Caesar's assassination in 44 BC, she aligned with Mark Antony in
>opposition to Caesar's legal heir, Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus (later known
>as Augustus). With Antony, she bore the twins Cleopatra Selene II and Alexander
>Helios, and another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. Her unions with her brothers
>produced no children. After losing the Battle of Actium to Octavian's forces,
>Antony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit, according to tradition
>killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12, 30 BC. She was briefly
>outlived by Caesarion, who was declared pharaoh, but he was soon killed on
>Octavian's orders. Egypt became the Roman province of Aegyptus.
>From: thalprin <thalprin@sCtwseA-juTC-S38OtwAw28QodjP9ndISKI_M2ilVaRQyNw7nmjpeDu8NdHKUkULe-gkueOfoC4O.yahoo.invalid>
>Sent: Sun, 2 January, 2011 4:22:55 AM
>Subject: theos-talk Re: Decode,
>Maybe next he can tell us why Cleopatra married Caesar and that it had nothing
>to do their basic customs of the time and everything to do with her being a
>bewitching pagan slut.
>Or, maybe he can tell us how Da Vinci wrote backwards not because many cultures
>did at that time AND simply because ooooh it's just so darn mysterious.
>Or, or, or, sheesh, sorry, but, it's so I dunno stupid it is funny.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thalprin" <thalprin@...> wrote:
>> Been watching Decoded this morning, Brad Metlzer's new TV program. His programs
>>sure are familiar. It's weird when/if you watch somethng that basically mirrors
>>your own historical research from a few years back - except that he always seems
>>to twist the topic and mismark the historical points; the statue of liberty, the
>>civil war, the assas. of lincoln - he says he collects stories, well, I guess
>>that he does a/b what I think is most interesting is his listing in wikipedia
>>that states he's worked for not only Dark Horse a/b CIA, FBI (think tank) in
>> Maybe that's why he takes to miss the mark so much.
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