Cleopatra by John William Waterhouse Mark Antony — one of the triumvirs of the Roman Republic, along with Octavius and Lepidus — has neglected his soldierly duties after being beguiled by Egypt's Queen, Cleopatra.
Neither has the world known another Cleopatra. There are actually several pharaohs who have adapted the name, but no one came close to Cleopatra VII. She has surpassed the fame of any Egyptian pharaoh. She has always been depicted in different light, in so many media.
However Cleopatra remains as a mother not only to her own but to her people as well. She is a woman who had relationships with two great men, but upheld timeless femininity. Cleopatra is the embodiment of love and ambition all at the same time.
Her relationship with them may have the greatest contribution as to the way every one looks at these men today. The death of her father has earned her the throne to be the pharaoh; however, she had to be married to Ptolemy XIII, her brother.
This is in accordance to Egyptian rule that a queen has to always lead with a king. Descriptions of her statue are also among the highest praises. Albeit the physical descriptions, it is often said that she is more of a diplomat than anything else.
She is also of Macedonian decent, which they said, bore her of high intellectual power. She is skilled in nine languages and mathematicians Gupta, Cleopatra was given such responsibility at a young age of She chose to rule almost alone. In the battle of power, of who should rule, she was beaten with the help of the ministers of her younger brother Grochowski, In 48, BCE, she was thrown out of power, which leads to her ambition to return to power.
Their family is not wealthy nor is it prominent when he was born in or BCE. By the age 18, he already had two wives, both from prominent families, Cossutia and Cornelia, respectively. He also joined the military which then earned him with the oak leaves or the civic crown.
He had an impressive career and later, he returned home to be an orator. After two other wives, Pompeia, whom he divorce because of scandal with other men; and Calpurnia, he achieved consulship McManus, He had an illustrious career.
Cleopatra and Julius Caesar: Pompey has already been executed by the Egyptians. Julius Caesar, however, is not threatened by the same fate for he carried a much greater army force.
Julius Caesar is smitten by the woman delivered through a carpet; it is smuggled through Alexandria and is presented as a gift for the Roman leader Grochowski, Cleopatra is then about 21 or 22 years old. Julius Caesar immediately recognized the potential of being lovers and allies.
The relationship could have been for love among any other. However, there are also political agenda behind the union. They are both leaders of influential and powerful nations. They have people under them, armies that could fight battles and win them.
Both Rome and Egypt needs intellectual leaders. This was during the Alexandrian War. Julius Caesar made sure that Cleopatra is firm in her position as the leader of Egypt.
He made sure that any insurgencies could be dismissed by his powerful army. For Julius Caesar, the union will unite two great lands, Egypt and Rome. He has an ultimate dream that his children would someday rule this land.
Julius Caesar could have also seen Alexandria as a strategic location for his battles and as time pass by, Egypt could also form a powerful army to help him in his conquests.Octavia pleads with Antony to maintain a peaceful relationship with her brother. Should Antony and Caesar fight, she says, her affections would be painfully divided.
Antony dispatches her to Rome on a peace mission, and quickly returns to Egypt and Cleopatra. Antony and Cleopatra takes place at a time of serious political turmoil and civil strife, with leaders rising and falling, as Fulvia, Pompey, Lepidus, Octavius, Antony, and Cleopatra all jostle for political power.
Thus, ordinary people, advisors, soldiers, and attendants are forced to . Aug 21, · Watch video · Politically, Antony grew more and more entwined with the Egyptian kingdom, having turned to Cleopatra for help following his .
A drawing by A. M. Faulkner of Antony and initiativeblog.com Shakespeare Library. Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra has a political romance at its heart: its titular lovers cannot separate their positions of power from their passion for one another, and their personal relationship captures on a human scale the encounter between two great civilizations, Rome and Egypt.
Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare Plot Overview Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with the country’s beautiful queen, Cleopatra.
Examine the Strengths and Weaknesses of Antony and Cleopatra’s relationship and the significance love has on important events in the play. Antony and Cleopatra’s strengths in love fluctuate tremendously.