Cleopatra


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Cle·o·pat·ra

 (klē′ə-păt′rə, -pä′trə, -pā′-) 69-30 bc.
Egyptian queen (51-49 and 48-30) noted for her beauty and charisma. Octavian defeated the forces led by Cleopatra and Mark Antony at Actium (31).

cleopatra

(ˌkliːəˈpætrə; -ˈpɑː-)
n
(Animals) a yellow butterfly, Gonepteryx cleopatra, the male of which has its wings flushed with orange

Cleopatra

(ˌkliːəˈpætrə; -ˈpɑː-)
n
(Biography) ?69–30 bc, queen of Egypt (51–30), renowned for her beauty: the mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony. She killed herself with an asp to avoid capture by Octavian (Augustus)

Cle•o•pa•tra

(ˌkli əˈpæ trə, -ˈpɑ-, -ˈpeɪ-)

n.
69–30 B.C., queen of Egypt 51–49, 48–30.
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Noun1.Cleopatra - beautiful and charismatic queen of EgyptCleopatra - beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)
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References in classic literature ?
Like Mark Antony, for days and days along his green-turfed, flowery Nile, he indolently floats, openly toying with his red-cheeked Cleopatra, ripening his apricot thigh upon the sunny deck.
I am not quite clear whether these articles were carried penitentially or ostentatiously; but, I rather think they were displayed as articles of property - much as Cleopatra or any other sovereign lady on the Rampage might exhibit her wealth in a pageant or procession.
They say that Cleopatra (excuse an instance from Roman history) was fond of sticking gold pins into her slave-girls' breasts and derived gratification from their screams and writhings.
They were Phryne, Cleopatra, Messalina, those three celebrated courtesans.
He was incensed with his mother Althaea, and therefore stayed at home with his wedded wife fair Cleopatra, who was daughter of Marpessa daughter of Euenus, and of Ides the man then living.
She lays close to the Endymion, between her and the Cleopatra, just to the eastward of the sheer hulk.
I knew the fireplace--the dogs for the wood-fire--the black marble chimney-piece with the white marble medallion of the dying Cleopatra in the centre.
As for instance Cleopatra," answered Mills quietly.
Caesar, just before the battle of Pharsalia, discourses with the Egyptian priest concerning the fountains of the Nile, and offers to quit the army, the empire, and Cleopatra, if he will show him those mysterious sources.
For my part, I should be sorry to think that there was nothing between Anthony and Cleopatra but an economic situation; and it will require a great deal more evidence than is ever likely to be available, thank God, to persuade me that Tiberius was as blameless a monarch as King George V.
Cleopatra was forty-eight when Antony threw away the world for her sake.
Quickness was ready at the call, and the two figures passed lightly along by the Meleager, towards the hall where the reclining Ariadne, then called the Cleopatra, lies in the marble voluptuousness of her beauty, the drapery folding around her with a petal-like ease and tenderness.