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81: Antony & Cleopatra: The Definition of Love
... this Antony replies, "You do mistake the business. My brother never / Did urge me in this act." (2.2.49-50) Antony was unaware of Fulvia's declaration of war on Octavius. He was in Egypt with Cleopatra at the time. Fulvia is aware of Antony and Cleopatra's affair, and decides that the best way to make Antony leave Cleopatra is to make the situation in Italy unpleasant for the ... the Empire back together. At the beginning of his marriage to Octavia, Antony spends the majority of his time in Rome. Even though he and Octavia have children together, Antony still keeps his house in Egypt. This shows that he is still thinking of Cleopatra, and his emotions still have the better half of him. While he is away, an Egyptian soothsayer stays in his house. The soothsayer is similar to the Oracle in The Winter's Tale and the witches in Macbeth. When Antony returns to Egypt, the soothsayer tell him his future will have troublesome events caused by Octavius. Whenever Octavius is present Antony will lose. Listening to the soothsayer's advice, Antony goes to Egypt to be away from ...
82: Pyramids
Pyramids The pyramids of Egypt are the last remaining Wonder of the World. Even in the days of Ancient Egypt when powerful pharaohs ruled over Egypt the pyramids were considered a wonder. Today, the ruins of 35 pyramids still stand near the Nile River in Egypt. These pyramids were built to protect the bodies of Egyptian kings and other royalty ...
83: The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
... was given command of an army in training to invade England, but believing that the French were unready for such an invasion, Napoleon instead asked the Director if he could take a large army to Egypt. He proposed that by attacking Egypt, it would threaten England hold on India, a major source of British wealth. The Director gladly let him go. In May, 1798, Napoleon sailed to Egypt, and won the Battle of the Pyramids. On July 23 he entered the city of Cairo. But the British controlled the sea, and on August 1 Horatio Nelson, a English admiral, lead an attack ...
84: Ancient Egyptain Art
... their religion, rituals, and culture, but it also served as a basis for developing and advancing art. The Colossal Head, found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was one of the many early sculptures of Egypt. It came from the late Third or early Fourth Dynasty (2600-2530 B.C.E.). It's no more than two feet high and is made of Red Granite stone. The face of the sculpture ... a higher power or ruler. While each statue is always slightly different than the next, they seem to all fall into the same category and have the same style, always very modest and usually religious. Egypt is a land of dazzling buried treasure and quiet tomb secrets. Only the dead can experience these treasures however, for they were gifts from the living for the afterlife. The Egyptians, like so many other ... a pharaoh or ruler. The term "Pharaoh" comes from the bible. When we hear this word we think of government, religion, and a way of life. The scriptures used this name to designate rulers in Egypt. It was also used to describe the "Great House", the royal palace where all orders affecting the civil and religious life of the Egyptians were issued. Eventually, the king began being referred to as ...
85: Mark Antony
... of Rome from 43 B.C. until he died. Antony and Gaius Octavian became co-rulers with Marcus Lepidus after the death of the Roman ruler Julius Caesar. Antony later married Celeopatra, the queen of Egypt, and the two combined their military forces. Antony hoped to gain sole control of Rome. However the forces of Antony and Celeopatra lost the decisive Battle of Actium in 31 BC. Antony was born into ... that they would not be captured. Mark Antony married Octavia. They moved to Athens were they established residence. Octavia made A trip back to Rome. When she was gone Antony went to visit Cleopatra in Egypt. In 37 B.C. Antony and Cleopatra got married, but Antony and Octavia were still married. They got divorced in 32 B.C. The Roman people did not recognize the marriage of Cleopatra and Antony because they were married in Egypt. He had three children with her. Two of them were named Alexander Helious and Cleopatra Selene. Antony then adopted Cleopatra’s, Caearion son that she had with Julius Caesar. Octavian wanted to get back ...
86: Moses
... Hebrews 11:23 Revered as a prophet but even more importantly as a teacher and a lawgiver, Moses was the leader of the Israelite people 3,300 years ago during their journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom as a nation in the land of Israel. For 40 years Moses led the people through the desert on their way to Israel and helped shape them into a nation that could live ... of the Jewish people. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions revere Moses for his central role in communicating the Ten Commandments and the Torah directly from God to the Jewish people soon after their escape from Egypt. Thus, the Torah is also known as the Five Books of Moses. According to Genesis, the first book of the Bible, the Israelite people first came to Egypt in search of food during a famine that affected the entire ancient Near East. At first welcomed by the Egyptians, after about 400 years the Israelites, or Hebrews, were perceived as a threat and ...
87: Ramses II: Magnificence On The Nile
... for he bequeathed to posterity a series of monuments executed on a staggering scale. “He was a lavish usurper of the buildings of his forerunners and an untiring fabrication of obelisks and colossal statues” (Ancient Egypt: It’s culture and history pp.115). The self glorification of his monuments and the pomposity of his inscriptions have caused modern Egyptologists to view him with a jaundiced eye. During the sixty-seven years ... Although eleven pharaohs shared his name, Ramses II, “The Great”, is one posterity remembers. Ramses ancestral home was the eastern delta town of Avaris. Once the Hyskos capital, Avaris lay in a cosmopolitan part of Egypt, close to both the Mediterranean Sea, and the vassal states of the Levant. Like all well-born Egyptians, the young Ramses learned to read and write and received instruction in the nation’s theology, literature ... to battle. Harness the horses; and getup, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigadones. Ramses goal was the disputed province of Amurru. Facing the might of Egypt, its ruler Benteshina agreed to submit and pay tribute to the pharaoh. But once Ramsies and his armies had departed, Benteshina made haste to contact the Hittite King, Muwatallis in an effort to undo ...
88: Cleopatra 2
Cleopatra One of the most popular pharos of Egypt has to be King Tut, The youngest ruler of Egypt. However, one of the most interesting is without-a- doubt Cleopatra. One of the intriguing parts about her was her son Ptolemy Caesar. Ptolemy Caesar, (The son of Julius Caesar), was one of main factors ... to half of the Roman empire while sharing the other half with Octavious. Octavious and Antony made a marriage with each other which was later used to create a civil war. Octavious declared war with Egypt and the eastern side of Rome. Octavious was afraid that if ptolomey came to rule that he would be kicked off the council and not have any leadership over Rome. Beyond the civil war, ...
89: Africa 2
... AND CULTURES The People The people and cultures of Africa are as diverse as its geography. North of the Sahara the inhabitants are a mixture of Arab stock with indigenous peoples such as the Berbers. Egypt, Libya, and the Maghreb (Arabic for "west," comprising Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco) have strong cultural and ethnic ties with the Arabic Middle East. In many ways they are more a part of that world than ... local Bantu produced the distinctive Swahili culture, and in Western and Central Africa just south of the Sahara. Hamito-Semitic peoples are found in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia and Somalia), as well as in Egypt, while the extreme southwestern part of the continent is the home of certain Khoisan peoples the Bushmen and Hottentots. Most of the rest of the continent is dominated by black peoples of various ethnic groups ... somewhat similar to the Roman Catholic belief in one god and many saints. (See also Animism.) Christianity first came to Africa, according to tradition, when the holy family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph fled to Egypt from Bethlehem. Later, Christianity spread across North Africa through the work of early missionaries such as St. Augustine of Hippo, an African. The 6-million-member Coptic church in Egypt and the Ethiopian church ...
90: Mysteries of the Sphinx
Mysteries of the Sphinx "The Great Sphinx at Giza is one of the prime images by which ancient Egypt is known" (Jordan 25). The fusion of the body of a lion with the head of a man resulted in a seemingly singular natural being. It is a masterpiece of artistic composition, with nothing like it on earth (Rediscover 1). It is the largest of all other surviving ancient statues and is a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. Carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau, the Sphinx is truly a mysterious marvel from the days of ancient Egypt (Guardian 1). The Giza plateau is also the sight of the great pyramids, which is on the outskirts of Cairo (Bauval 1). The name 'sphinx' is derived from the Greek sphingo, which means "to ...

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