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"cleopatra" Discussed on Kush Conversations
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Gal Gadot to star as Cleopatra, sparking dispute over Israeli in role
"Has erupted in the Middle East over the choice of an actress to play Cleopatra in a brand new movie correspondent. Bills in Fur has more. This man started with the news that Israeli born actress gal Gadot would portray Cleopatra in a new film about the Egyptian queen. The reaction from other countries immediate questioning in Israeli playing Cleopatra. Instead of an Arab or black actress. Politics were also interjected, with one comment, saying, your country steals Arab land. And now you're stealing movie roles. There are those who point out that Cleopatra was neither Arab nor black, but rather a Macedonian Greek, which may start a new argument.
Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra
"Gadot. Okay? I think so. He is going to be playing Cleopatra. Oh, yes, This is the role is a bit tailor made famous in the 1963 classic retelling this epic tale. Paramount is going to be producing it. And she's teaming up again with Patty Jenkins, of course, with Wonder Woman there working on this new film, she tweeted out how happy she was about this new journey excited to tell new stories about the legendary Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. And of course, there's been some pushback. About the casting of her specifically, she is Israeli. And so a lot of people say, Hey, why are you casting an Arab or a black woman? In this role that's really play that. S so she was really happy about that, and I'm sure now that puts a little damper on it. But That's what people are talking about.
What Is Ormus
"Or miss. Is. Actually, kind of a known entity. Yes. A non-proprietary term four miracle serum, Gu. I've already said when we mentioned Ormuz before every time I said, I want to say almost because I'd only ever heard that term in the video game Diablo two by blizzard, the makers of world of Warcraft, and also you know the world of sanctuary, which is where the abloh takes place a one of my all time favorite games just in case you haven't played it. It's amazing. There's a character named almost lives in the city of traveling call and he refers to himself in the third person and he sends you on and stuff. You. Know speak. To. Office. You have questions for homes, US and doubt in yourself. But that is neither here. Nor there one fun thing about Diablo's that as you would pick up various weapons and staffs and stuff, you would learn little terms that you wouldn't have learned elsewhere. So I learned a lot of vocabulary and history in playing the album to and it. Just, never looked up or missed to find out where his name came from. But feels now like it's kind of appropriate because or miss is as sort of ill defined miracle Goo. Different companies and different people will sell. We are in particular going to be talking about on new alchemies. ORMUZ. In this episode and a couple other on who elk meat products. Yeah. Onto alchemy was the booth that we saw out the consciously expo and they were selling this. But yeah, ormuz itself seems to at least as far as the mythos surrounding it goes seems to go back to ancient Egypt Cleopatra Bathed in what she called milk and so they hypothesize Oh was actually and that's what kept her so beautiful young, right they being alchemy I've seen at mentioned on other sites so. As, well, they'll also mention Manna from heaven. Ancient Hebrews described that that was actually Ormuz, which is weird because that's not milk but I guess it can be kind of a solid and a liquid form. So it's kind of like one of those placeholder terms like we know there was a thing called Ambrosia of the Gods. Okay. Well, now, I wanNA make a recipe and call it Ambro Asia of Youth Right Ruth Serum Lemba Bread Lennon this bread that's from Lord of the rings that's their that's their answer to Mana. Okay. Okay. But then you wonder, Oh, how do I make this? Like what is. This hour do the mystical mystical Brad Wonderful Miracle Bread. Yeah, and some of these sites will define. As being orbital's rearranged Mon-. Atomic elements which almost arm o r m e can me the the Connections or Mrs this product of the Al Chemical Process, and it's tied to the the secret of extending life in the whole orbital early rearranged monitoring element. So Amman atomic substance is one where the atoms are not touching each other essentially. More than they are. The person using the word. Sure of. Gas. It means like you know all of these individual atoms are floating free and they're not bonded to each other. So the idea here is that this is gold that has been monitoring -ly separated so that each individual particle just has one gold atom within it. Okay. Sure and it's supposed to be a white powder but nobody that we're GonNa talk about today is actually using gold or doesn't seem to be as far as we know or even claims to be as far as I can tell us gold to create the substance. Yeah. So yeah, the company on Alchemy I don't think ever claims. that it is gold nor to they use organised to stand for that weird thing as far as I know. But yeah, I mean if you try to Google or Miss, you will get a bunch of companies and people making this thing at their little recipes. Yeah. They all have special things to offer about their arm right so it seems like the basic format is you take some neutral water, but then you add a bit of a an alkaline solution. So usually I see sodium hydroxide lye and four onto alchemy they're adding magnesium hydroxide. So it's slightly less basic, but it's like a milk of. Magnesia the kind of substance that would be used to help you digestive problems and then other places they'll add a bit of Dead Sea salt or they'll add a bit of Frankencense or whatever it is. They're adding some extra little material in there that makes it their special formulation of ormuz. So as you mentioned, we're going to zero in on this company on Alchemy we've mentioned the word Alchemy and chemical a few times here case you haven't heard that term before it's this very old idea that you could make gold out of something that isn't gold now chemical mixture and now decker cain would. Say it. Now, it can be used sort of a little left of center that original definition it will be any magical creation from things that shouldn't add up what you end up with. Yes. So originally, alchemy was just chemistry before anybody had a really good handle on it, and then starting around the sixteen hundreds when we actually started to figure a few things out, we I mean humans alchemy just became kind of the last bastion of these people thought you could do all these mystical things like prolong life indefinitely or turn simple substances into gold of course, everybody wants to make gold out of nothing. That, we can ruin its value. That's right. Yeah. So we can flood the market
Why Billy Porter says he cant be a politician
"I'm Jonathan Kaye. Part and this is Cape Up. Billy Porter has a Tony for Kinky a grammy for kinky booths an emmy for his role as prey tail in the television. Show pose even. If you didn't know any of that you probably heard about that. Black Velvet Tuxedo Gown quarter war to the Oscars in twenty nine thousand nine hundred. It was an instant station and made the popular actor and singer in instant cultural icon. We talked all about that moment and how once he was true to himself. His career really took off and we talk politics. Quarter loves to talk about politics and explained during a conversation about the groner virus why he could never be a politician. Talk in October here at all right now. Billy Porter thank you so much for coming on the PODCAST. Thanks for having me. Okay so we gotta get the big news out of the way I and that is the Matt Galle. You and vogue teamed up to do a called. Hashtag met Gal Challenge. It was people going on instagram. To recreate the fashions that have come through the red carpet. Where did this idea come from? Was it. Yours was Anna winters? Well we started at me and my team started it with my own personal social media platform and audience. And you know with all the fabulous that I am and the stuff that people know me for. I don't think people realize how political I am and how serious I am. And so in this time I wanted to give my people something to distract them. A little bit While simultaneously not having to engage myself. Because I don't really feel very fashion oriented right now. I don't feel very silly right now. Like I'm having a hard time sort of mustering energy to just be goofy and filthy. I WanNa push you on that. Because at the met gala last year was when you were brought in as I guess a Sun Goddess or Cleopatra and and it was at the Oscars in twenty nineteen when you showed up in a in a black Christian Serio Tuxedo gown and I saw the instagram post or the Social Media. It just blew up and it was such an iconic moment. Do you understand. Just how big that Oscar gown you was. Yeah I understand on paper. I understand in theory. It's a really heady experience you know because I just found a space over the fifty years of my life to kind of just stand in my truth and get zero fs to anybody or anything and really just be authentic and so much to do. That wasn't about going by world much leads to do that was. That's just what to do. And you know there are conversations that need to be had in this world and when one has a platform as I have been able to build and create especially over the last couple of years I do understand the power and the impact that something like that could have. I didn't realize how big it could be I mean it literally speak of it as like B. O. A. O. In terms of my life before Oscar after Oscar like my life is completely different. And that's why I was pushing you on this idea you. You're saying you didn't feel like being silly. And yet before Oscar after Oscar is a great way to put it because when you strode across the red carpet in that Black Velvet Tuxedo gown. It was a thunder clap for a whole lot of communities. You told our friend or mutual. Good friend Tamarin on her show you said you spend a lot of your life quote unquote in the masculinity game. Talk about that what are you what did you mean by that when you said well you know from the moment. I could comprehend thoughts. My masculinity was in question and in our culture and our society masculinity as at the top of the food chain and if you're not masculine enough you're dismissed. I was sent to a psychologist when I was five years old in kindergarten after every Wednesday at school to talk to somebody because my family thought I was too much of it so from the minute I could literally comprehend thought the messaging I received was. There's something wrong with you. And it's based on how you behave and that needs to be fixed so I live my whole life in that. And then you know. Get into business and it's amplified one hundred times more You know and I spent the first half of my life and my career in that masculinity game trying to be masculine enough so that I can eat so that I could get a job so I could get paid so I can eat. There came a time in my late thirties. Early Forties late thirties. I would say mid to late thirty where I just got sick And I- extracted myself from that part of the toxicity of what it can mean and leaned in to all the things that I was told would be my liability all of the things that I lived as a liability. They weren't wrong. They the people were not wrong. You know I took every hit that I could take not being masculine enough. I took them all it then. I decided that I didn't
"cleopatra" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Halt all halt. It has been years and never have. I seen your face so close. What do you think overrated? Get to know me as your uncle did as Antony did you will come to realize that everything in life is overrated. Except for me enough. Your words are magic. No More Cleopatra the seventh fill up tore you are now a prisoner room. You sound more like an emperor by the day better than some foolish power hungry girl. I am a giver of life. I doubt your manhood even prepared for such a task yet. Antagonize as you please. I am stone to your fire already. Molded against you fitting you found me here in your Grave Ono. You will be coming with me to row. I have your accommodations Papan. Have you heard gilded baas suited for the Queen of Kings? The people of Rome will welcome you into city limits this time with great fanfare and much. Deng to be thrown. I would expect nothing better from Romans. Good Fortune in your own future rule. I thank you for doing away with Antony. Saves me the trouble? His children will be taken. Care of by Octavia a true mother. Not a false goddess. I I am grateful for that and Serie on the little season only a babe when I saw him last. He is a strong boy. Intelligent I purge the week toll make blood. I have given the world. A true leader. Do not forsake him. Yes well unfortunately. It's not good to have too many caesars bastard usurper. This is how you honor your adopted father. I- murdering his kin. I hear it is the GYP Shin tradition visit not men God every portal. In and out. Here there are but three women. You should be capable enough cleopatra. I will return with your son's head and your magnificent prison. No you bastard. No Octavian had caught the greatest prize of Egypt but even in victory. He made the same mistake. Many men made in dealing with Cleopatra while under guard the Romans allowed Iris and Charmian to leave and return with a basket of Figs Cleopatra. A final meal in her beloved Alexandria when Octavian and his cards returned. They found the two handmaidens passing into death and Cleopatra. Far ahead of them for hidden in that basket was what was called at the time and ASP now known as Egyptian Cobra as she. Her Final Decadence Cleopatra had stretched out her arm and allowed herself to be bitten. The Queen of Kings went out on her own terms. She would be caged by no Roman ever again. The Tragic Final Act of defiance in one. That did little to save her plan. Legacy as Octavian promised. Caesarian was executed after serving the shortest reign of any soul. Ptolemaic Pharaoh and the final one Egypt was absorbed by Octavian emerging empire and Western culture dominated the Middle East for years to come one has to wonder. Sometimes if Cleopatra acquired such a legendary rule without even achieving victory in her aims. How much more renown would she be? If she had overcome the Romans her battle to unify and consolidate power would have spelled out a very different kind of civilization with less division between East and West. While it's impossible to know if we would be better off. There is no denial of Cleopatra's ambition and her incredible ability to operate as a female political figure in a male dominated culture without a chance ever post ptolemaic ideal. Cleopatra refused to be taken into the Western culture. She had long to overcome but the fact remains the ptolemies were doomed either way. Cleopatra refused to let their line be washed away she empowered herself and sacrificed her entire life to create a new type of society. She became an ideological monument. A sign post in history marking the path forward guiding the way to the future..
Your Favorite Historical Figures
"On one side and make little circles with your brush around each tooth three to Kennedy sent us our first historical figure. It's a Lisa Alonzo. alesia Alonzo is a ballerina from Cuba and her beautiful dancing made her famous around. The world. alesia is Kennedy's favorite. Because even after she became partially blind that she had trouble seeing continued to dance and perform as a Ballerina onstage in stage Switzer brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth but don't brush too hard. Our next storm figure comes from Halley. And it's the Queen of the Nile Cleopatra. Cleopatra Cleopatra was the leader of Ancient Egyptians and became queen when she was only eighteen years old Cleopatra spoke several languages led Egypt's armies. He's a man with leaders from land's like Julius Caesar back then. It wasn't so common for a woman to do all these things. That's why how he likes Cleopatra she was a fierce. The male leader switch. You're brushing to the bottom of your mouth in brushed the inside the the outside and the chewing side of each tooth our next Oracle figure is baseball player. Jackie Robinson Andrew Loves Jackie Robinson because he was the first african-american to play in. Baseball's major leagues. Jackie Robinson is such chin important person in baseball at the major league. Honored Him by saying no other baseball player can wear a uniform with the number forty two on. That's the number. The Jackie War swim rushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth. Don't forget your front teeth. Are last historical. Figure comes from Lindsey. And it's the famous trumpet player. Louis Armstrong
"cleopatra" Discussed on Sidedoor
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Part 3: Jeff Siegel, Ed DeRosa, James Scully
"Jeff Good Morning Good morning how you doing excellent and lots to digest. We've already talked to the J ribbon earlier this morning morning. I want to get your take on what went on about the racist we discussed last week including the the upset which I think is less shocking talking than people. The people are are feeling. It didn't seem upon further review that Mongolian groom was all that impossible well. He wants to me I mean I thought he'd run well but I I really I'd watch McKinsey working. I thought he was ready to roll. Oh and just looking at the form I thought that he would win and he he moved to the top of the stretch like he was going to pounce and then he kind of flat out and I I always had a little sense of doubt that maybe he wasn't quite amount of quarterhorse but this is only a mile and they and I was disappointed and I think Bob Baffert with two do I really was an he's made in announcement that he's going to replace my Smith with a writer that we don't know who's going to be. I'm sure all the the agents are kind of hanging around trying to throw their hat in the ring but yeah I mean I it was I mean it's it's just it's the nature of the game here. We've you see this happen a lot and perhaps the real the real important racist coming up a month from now but if you've you know food for thought as to whether or not the horse that we also at least I thought was the number one older horse in the country. is really that much better than everybody else and amount of quarter. I think it's anybody's game now fold in as well the the result at the Jockey Club Gold Cup and what did you think of the takedown and who do you favor of the two of them coming out west well. I'll tell you what that I I was kind of hoping that it didn't come down and even I thought the three year old is going to win the race going in and what am I ran well. I thought he I thought he had every chance to get by but it was a tough. It's tough to lose a race lightweight like way when push came to shove and unfortunately for her also did come to push he he hung in there I think both both of those are deserving the universal. I'd come already come out west a winner racer over the summer so we subtract and so they'll meet again it's I I. I was talking about this. The other day was Zoe on our podcast and we we were pretty much not baffled. I don't think that's the way but kind of open to in trying to figure out who might win the plastic doors so many possibilities now so many horses that look like they're capable title stepping up some of them that look good or maybe vulnerable so I duNNo. We'll be watching the next couple of three weeks to see who trains the best. Maybe maybe we can come up with a conclusion but right now now. It's really a mess we'll wait till they get the decisions. The final decisions horses like a late and late would add another wrinkle visit I think they're thinking mile and a quarter and the boys aren't that top much tougher for maybe the midnight DC would be if he ran against her again and and a mile an eighth in the in the the staff so that would that would certainly make an interesting well a couple of other thoughts jeff about last weekend the reasons we discussed filled D'Amato just a of magical a couple of days pee wee reese on Friday mirth and Cleopatra Strike in the Rodeo drive and the John Henry able to Geo Story. I keep coming back to it because what can you say and then Sunday Paradise Woods and I ask you the same question that I brought up up with Jay and I asked Sadler too Sadler Sheriff's the other day if she runs that race of the distaff she's she's a major major player and I know she's a notorious in and outer but I thought that was a terrific effort it was it was accomplished under under pristine conditions sitting right outside a speed horse with nobody all rounder nobody in front of her nobody beside her with kind of like a workout for but she did feel the deal as she finished strongly and she earned a beyer speed figure that was something like eight or nine points better than they were not that that means anything but bottom line is she ran really well now whether or not she can do that again I don't know if he pointed out not exactly your model of consistency and I thought maybe your best days were behind her but boy did she work well and I I I yeah I mean you have to go. You have to think that going into the dispatch. This definitely has a legitimate chance I mean if she decides to show up with a game the thing that we're going to start talking about Jeff when when when I'm at clockers corner and and we're watching horses work and when we analyzed the the XP TV workouts leading up to the race between you and Millie Ah Zoe is going to be fitness levels and the one thing you're not going to have to worry about John. The sheriff's Baffert and Sadler is is fitness of these horses on that racetrack and that's going to be a huge factor and I'm I'M GONNA keep referring to the east coast horses that went to del Elmar for the Pacific Classic and God drowned on that deep surface and Steve Asmussen asked me to his credit with with tenfold he learned his lesson and went out early with Mottola because he is not gonna get caught on that element he wants his horses. This is ready to travel over that surface and it's going to be something we we really focus on and then I'm sure in the recap you know after breeders Peter Scott. It's GONNA come up well down. Mars is eat but it's it's not it's not any deeper than in Santa Anita where this is not the old Santa Anita track backwards you know three quarters in eight and change all all day long I mean you have to be did fit to run on. This track is deep. You just tiring you you have to train over it. I think I think it really helps and yeah I think it's going to be very important to to to watch the works and I I do think it's going to be a great advantage for horses to get in early and get a beast of one or maybe even to work over the drag your possible because it's it's not it's it's tough. It's it's it. It's deeper than New York and Belmont Park is I'm convinced of that and I know Belmont to be called the fanny and all that but this track is is big heavy. I mean it's the faith it's safe and that's why they made it so deep but you've gotta get through it and you gotTa. That'd be fit well. Let's get set to look at the weekend and before we talk about Saturday any any day maker ideas for today well. You know it's yeah I mean I I did do a couple of San Anita and I can give the a little bit of an insight today's tough but I like the Philly name swirling in the fourth race she's not the favorite averaged five to two zero six two five in there she's a late running turf sprinter that that I that likes attending through force and they're starting to run five and a half now in the first we've got a couple now they extended the shootout there so she'd found five furlongs on this course a little stripe and she was hitting the boy and running well but just running out of room now she goes five and a half and I noticed in the few couple of five and a half long since we've had so far that the closers have a better chance and she's she's good enough to win. and I think that extra half for a long we'll give her the edge that she needs so I'm looking at number two swirling in the fourth race to kind of heightened me over for that's my play play today. It's an okay car not a great guard but I think we can we can get some value there because she's not going to be the favorite it's excellent all right swirling today and Let's let's go to the weekend and obviously the steak the steak side of things Let's talk about talk about the city of hope I because it it it really is intriguing and I brought up with Jay earlier. Jeff the mixing and matching of older horses. I mean really veteran in six seven eight year olds like synchrony and Ohio and Bolo and catapult facing off against some horses that may be emerging What's your angle in the studio? It's really hard. I handicap this this race and I came up with about four or five that on their best day could win. synchrony is intriguing to me I think he's intrinsically the best of the group but he doesn't have a lot of tactical speed and going a mile on this course even though he's running the tool aww theoretically he could maybe draft into the mid part of the mid packing and save the nangle out and get through he tends to give himself a lot to do and I remember when he came out here for the CBS del Mar last November. The same thing happened. Do that was sixteen. He fell back. He he had some traffic trouble he got. That's where we finished. Fuller Ronnie finished thirty one but but he didn't get there so I I like him at five to one at synchrony shipper I I hope he gets the trip. If he doesn't then you can make a case for a number of these. I mean looking for fifteen to one shot number four on your program. Aziz restrained vengeance. He's GonNa get loose in the lead and if he does that he can be dangerous. TAT upholds training really well but he's form doesn't look all that well you gotta go back to the Kilroy Mile Back in March the finding good but at least it was over this turf fourth and he could pop up Sadler. He's five to one the raises a bunch of the race basically is is a bunch. That's a five to one shots hoping for good luck but I think maybe if he gets through synchrony can win I wanted to I wanted to like River Boyne off the lay off and then John White made him four to one and that that cooled my ardor well you know I looked at him him and he was a very good three year old and he hasn't won at four and haven't made a lot of progress at least according to his numbers and he goes from practice and I'm looking elsewhere. Let's put it that way you know a to go back to an angle from last week as that in fact Jay also came up with and Dash the other filled D'Amato player and here's able to do who the things that just seem to be running for Jeff at at least from what we saw last week while they they ran for a golden gate when he was leading rider up there and I talked to them for a number of years actually we had horses up there and he he wrote for us always felt that he was good enough but he was kingpin up there era and then he decided to make the leap and I thought it might be tough for them but it really hasn't he's really falling favor with the with the horsemen down here and he's a strong writer but he's a good rider as far as and dishes concern. He's coming off a nice win. Del Mar.. He's obviously never beaten this this group although he did run second Mendelssohn and his racing debut of that matters which it doesn't that was way back in two thousand seventeen at the Curragh but but he's he's he's developing. He's he's coming around and the way the model is going. I mean I wouldn't put anything past him and especially in a race like this in which really there is no standout and anything can happen so hey why not wanting to watch a couple of other thoughts. what do you make of this chance Salat Omaha beach matchup the very very different set of three year olds against elders in the in the sprint championship wells twelve sheds lots four to five in the morning line because he's not only the fastest horse in the race in terms of numbers but he's also look controlling speed and he doesn't even have to go that fast my my concern was and it's kind of happened in the Jerkins a little bit then I know that the inside part of the wasn't particularly hit that day but they kinda slowdown down twenty three flat forty five and and he's fast horse and I think you gotta use his weapon and I think going three quarters. They don't have to worry too much about you. Know saving reading anything so I I would suspect he'll bust out there and go. He had a nice breeze over the track. I think Navarro did the right thing by bringing them out early and breezy had a half and forty. He's seven and one third fastest at sixty five last week and he lied did it. The right way looked like he was relaxed like he got over the track very very well so he's going to be it really hard for Omaha Beach the rundown although I my theory about Omaha beach is that he's always wanted to be a sprinter and because he was so good and all the money's going long long that Richard Mandella kept running them wrong and why wouldn't he won the rebel in the Arkansas Derby any may have even able to win the Kentucky Derby had come down with the trap Levada brought his only sprint race of his career only race of seven that he actually sprinted
What Dead Historical Women Can Teach Us About Dating and Sex
"For a long time i rode a sex dating column for the the new york post and i really appreciate that time in my life but since then i started writing about history and politics and every so often often someone comes to me and says would you ever consider writing a dating advice book and i always say the only way i would ever do that is if all of the advice is came from dead historical women and most of it was bad do you say as a joke yes always and then i said it to this one very nice editor on the phone who said well i'd love for you to do that can you can you get it in by june and i said yes and it was the easiest book sale i've ever made shots jets incredible i was gonna say did you sort of like say on to channel these women and because it's all of the advice sound so much in their voice it's just it's so good i'm i've always wished that somehow that would happen to me robert graves deflected criticism of his i claudius novels by telling a reporter that the entire manuscript had been dictated to him by emperor claudius himself in a dream so we don't want to start with that's a real humble brag it's a real humble brag of london emperor came to me and just story so no critiques please no none of none of these women came to munich dream cream i do read a lot of different books about them and took the cool historical tidbits that i found those books that i thought could be transcribed into good good advice for women right now what i really loved how in the insure you talk about how there's always some idiot on twitter that's like oh i wish women were women the way they used to be back in the day and like this book just kind of disproves that whole line of thought that is based on many real only no i'm i i have a twitter account i am yeah i'm familiar with dot com yeah and this totally disproves that way of thinking because women's since the beginning of time have kind and not been that ideal idea woman i think the more things change the more they stay the same and a lot of women in this book are doing things thanks i think we'd be considered very audacious by modern standards i'm kind of fascinated by grace kelly's end of a first date move where she would go into my i room of this and come up with no clothes and that's the way a lot of nudity so nudity in the book i'm also that's something that i really don't associate with grace as kelly in any of her alfred hitchcock movies now i love that and so you use that tibet to have her advice be make your feelings no yes she's real clear a lot of not scared to tell someone how they feel and then a yeah and then you write about how she'd be like go make some coffee and then go into the bathroom and come out naked i was like oh that is insane that that is actually what she did and i love that it's memorable also really feel like a man in the nineteen fifties and sixties when she was doing this probably just think they were making can coffee so let's talk about some more of the advice in the book patra that is the advice for making the first move what can we learn from her on making the first move cleopatra made i moves of really big and she really began her relationships with this very showy entrance entrance a lot of the mist and the stories about cleopatra hinge upon the idea that she was this ravishing beauty and she was us an attractive lady and they're all different ways of being beautiful but by any standards she wasn't especially good looking she was just really audacious basis and she really went for it and when she first met julius caesar she header self smuggled to him inside a federal that was dropped off at his feet feet and then lays blade before whose feet talking about how they could afford to an alliance which is not a thing that you might be able to recreate oh yeah like not necessarily you didn't like UPS to your lover a little desperate if we'd be really audacious lake uh-huh and then when she met mark anthony she had herself taken to him on a golden barge where she designed it to look like she was a goddess and she appeared to him if she was a golden goddess so cleopatra really thought about how she was going to plan her first move oof and i think it an age where a lot of us are very timid and wanna seem cool and have a call me maybe attitude approaching people cleopatra went for it like she went one hundred percent i honestly can kind of relate this particularly i'm on the part on the barge where she's the gold god it kinda can because so nicknamed gone on a first date and then i invited him to my holiday party and my holiday party i was like the star of the show like i i was going around with platters appetizers and like jello shots because this was like whatever like two thousand nine not the shots wherever cool but as i'm going around with platters never like laura oh my god like laura laura and i'm like the star of the show and i kinda take her advice to mean you know just be like the starve make yourself an unmistakable store yes staple star like have the attention be around you and it was like all my friends and it was like my house you know like i was the star of my holiday party and walked around like own my own the place grid right and i want to form an alliance that woman yeah i think that's actually a great way to translate that into modern day advice i feel like throwing party and inviting boys who have a crush on was also so big move i was single gal it usually worked really well unless the person didn't come in which case it felt like you were throwing that party for nine uh all these people are in my house i've got so many shots yeah i've been to your parties and you do throw a very good thank you i'm so you also have a section on slut shaming can you choose to feature josephine baker and that little micro in every possible way hero of the civil rights movement hero of the lost generation yet josephine baker is just the best and if you don't know her by name you definitely know her by image she's the one that has the banana skirt so oh you're right i'm writing in her voice say i'm writing as someone who danced topless and a banana skirt so why her for the slut shaming section i feel like josephine josephine baker is someone who had to go up against a lot of repressive rules of the time and i mean to head to leave america because she couldn't really prosper in america's a black woman and she was someone who i wouldn't say that she had no regard for those rules but she he was able to think about societal rules that served her and once it didn't and follow her own contents and her own desires and mm-hmm she strongly felt and i think many modern day women should strongly feel that her sexuality and her physical desires were nothing to be ashamed of she had a very large sexual appetite she loved having sex with people she had multiple marriages adopted a ton of children those desires did not impede her life in any way indeed the fact that she was comfortable in her body and comfortable with her sexuality is how she she became a great star and it was also because she chose to change her circumstances right by going to harris yeah we actually just did an episode on on if you should move if you you should mirror for data and just for a change of scenery if you're like in a funk also tried to come back to america and change everybody else's circumstances stances andrea four really hard for that i mean you can't obviously say that any one person was responsible for civil rights victories but she had a really huge detained in that
"cleopatra" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Probably only five percent of you have ever watched. Or heard of father does best told me the seven had his son dismembered and the pieces sent to his mother to them others. Give me Cleopatra the second. His sister wife his daughter Tryphina had her own sister Cleopatra the fourth murdered for which she was in turn killed by that Cleopatra's husband told me the ninth apparently tried to kill his mother Cleopatra the third married first one and then another sister both called Cleopatra married to two different women. Both aim Cleopatra. Both his sisters should is. Ridiculous told me the knights fought. His brother told me the tenth of the throne their mother, Pat to the third changing sides frequently told me the tent killed his mother Cleopatra the third when she was not aside. He married the daughter of Ptolemy the fourth bear nice. Eat the third. His niece told me the eleventh, also married baron. Icy the third who was either his sister or mother even historians get confused, but but had her killed up for nineteen days so much for the bringer of victory. Name told me the the eleven skews me was then Lynch and killed by an angry mob told me the twelfth driven from Egypt by his daughter, Barron. Icy the fourth baron, I see the fourth rules briefly before she probably has had her sister killed. She certainly had her husband's strangled who strangely was not a family member. She was then beheaded by someone who was a family member. Her father told me the twelfth. She at least brought some victory foster head of the fifteen or so family marriages in this dynasty, at least ten were full, brother. Sister unions to other told him he's married nieces or cousins, the practice resulted in no physical deformities that have been mentioned by stories but did deliver. Yes. A seriously skinny ass family tree. If Cleopatra's parents were full siblings as they likely were that she had one set of grandparents weird so weird. It's funny that someone who came from that much incest, like a preposterous amount of incest ended up becoming known as having legendary beauty which may just be legend, by the way, many store and seemed to think the real clear like the real powers as far as Cleopatra's seductive and charismatic powers came a lot more from her intelligence intelligence than her physical beauty. But also weird to think that somebody that intelligent would come from enough inbreeding to spook pining, right way, look here. Now, I have some big lake out of Cleopatra. Beard. Well, look a here. Now a killed my brother made about baby with a sister of mine, but got mauled by baboon cop gift. Yeah. Don't mix with no duffle. Lot of call backs their New Jersey devil sucked. Callback Pinkerton callback Hatfield McCoy callback. Yeah. Yeah. Sorry, new listener. Okay. So that sounds just wanted to get that out there. If I missed if I missed a number at the number run behind it. I think you'll understand it is just so weird to have so much murder so much interest in all the same fucking names. Okay. So Cleopatra the seven or Cleopatra today was born in or around six nine BC, probably six nine BC. Cleopatra's? Father was told me the twelfth the one driven from Egypt's by by her older sister, his daughter, Barron. Icy her father is generally described as a week self-indulgent man drunkard in a music lover so fund at yeah. Stories are entirely sure who mother was most likely either Cleopatra the six or clear after the fifth again, so confusing with all the names. Can you imagine being born into that level of dysfunction over a century of your family constantly, murdering each other? You're very very very close family, just so much brother. Dick, insist or puss in your family tree Cleopatra known for being extremely intelligence. So from an early age she had to have known that the greatest odds of a violent death came from within her family Cleopatra had two sisters, Barron. Icy the fourth and our sin away the the fourth as well and two brothers told me the thirteenth and..
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"All right folks a little off the cuff, housekeeping, and it concerns the Cleopatra series. Now, the show you're listening to is the twelfth episode in the Cleopatra series, and that makes it the longest series that I've produced since the show's inception over three years ago and it could in all honesty, go another four to six episodes. So here's my plan for Cleopatra. I'm releasing this show. Now the one you're hearing, and then I'm going to release one more right after this one. And then I'm gonna, give Cleopatra a little rest and she's going to need it for reasons. You'll hear soon enough, and it also seems like if I'm going to take a break from Cleopatra, the next episode's conclusion is a logical stopping point. So that will be the close of what I'm going to call Cleopatra part one. And then after that, I'm going to take a little bit of time and I'm going to publish a handful of sin. Single episode stories, and maybe some two and three part series just to get a little variety in the mix so that nobody gets stale out there. And let me just say here that one of the people coming up especially is somebody that you would never expect to be in this lineup, the giants of history lineup. But I've just been reading so much about this person lately, and there are just so many stories about them that simply must be shared and it's fairly relevant to what's happening today. And then after that, I'm going to publish Cleopatra park too. And I'm going to do that all at once. Meaning that if there are four to six episodes that come in part to, I'm just going to release them all over the four to six days, and we'll all go right back into Cleopatra's crazy and chaotic world for a few days before we close the book on Cleopatra for good. All right. So that's the plan. And then very quickly the show celebrated its three year anniversary on July first, which is absolutely crazy to think about as it seems like it was yesterday that I published that the door Roosevelt series, but it has been three years, and the show is very close to five hundred five star reviews. So if you're fan of the show and you haven't done so yet, please help the show get to five hundred five star reviews by taking just a few seconds to plug that in. And I'm truly grateful for that. And they're also almost ten new episodes on patriot for supporters of the show. So be sure to check that out if you haven't already and consider becoming an ongoing supporter of this work. And then as always you can follow the show on Twitter with the handle at giant's history or on Facebook by simply searching for giants of history. And with all that the foreplay is over. I now give you the twelfth episode in the. Cleopatra series daggers and dinner..
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"The early months of the year forty four bc are interesting to think about from our vantage point now cleopatra is about twenty five years old at this time and caesar is about fifty five years old turning fifty six and a few months and their child together syrian is nearing three years old and they're all in rome together at this time as this is toward the very tail end of cleopatra's trip to rome and as we said last episode they were a family it might have not been a traditional family the way we would recognize today but nevertheless they were a family in some form and it's an interesting exercise to try to magic what a normal day was like for them back then i mean did caesar ever sleep at his grand villa in bed with cleopatra as opposed to his house near the forum with his wife cow purnea did caesar and cleopatra wake up together did they have breakfast together that they have to encourage the syrian to eat his food like all parents of young kids have to do it mealtime did caesar wrestle around with syrian when his morning coffee or whatever he drank back then started to kick in and like all little kids do with their parents shoes did syrian try and put on his father's red boots and stop around the house while caesar and cleopatra looked on laughing and yes many sources say that caesar took to wearing calf high red boots at this time similar again to the boots the ancient kings of rome were said to have worn and i only mentioned these pictures of domesticity because this is the simple stuff that happens in families at least in my family and i wonder if these larger than life figures from history had these kinds of moments too and there's no way to know though and while we're on the subject of things that we don't know here's something else to think about and that's the last time we do things stay with me now no one really knows the last time they kissed her wife goodbye in the morning that it's the last time they're ever gonna kiss their wife goodbye in the morning right very few people know on the morning they wake up on the day they die that it's gonna be the day they die i mean it's just another day as far as they know and this is all the bit morbid to think about but it's the truth we tend to not know when it's the last time wherever going to do something like the last time we make love to our spouse or the last time we have glass of wine or the last shower we ever take there is a last time for everything in our lives we just don't know it's the last time when it's happening and despite their fame and fortune and elevated places in the history of our world this still applied to cleopatra and julius caesar we don't know exactly when it was but there was a last time that julius caesar ever looked at cleopatra and once his eyes turned away from her in that moment they would never again rest on cleopatra we know that moment in history existed there was a last time that caesar picked up his son and held him at once he put his son down that little boy would never again be lifted off the ground by his father again that moment did exist in history and there was a last time that julius caesar walked out his front door never to return home and open that front door again and for julius caesar that day was march fifteenth of forty four bc the ides of march are fast approaching when we left off last episode cleopatra wasn't rome holding court with some of the most influential romans of the time spending days with caesar and their son together at his grand villa on the jainism hill and helping to oversee and advise caesar on a number of projects that he was trying to implement after witnessing their success in alexandria firsthand these projects included draining nearby swamp lands and lakes to open up new farmland potentially building a library in rome modeled after that of the library at alexandria and also fixing the roman calendar which had been out of whack for many years and on the surface all of these reform seem to be positive but as we said last episode to the proud romans it was cleopatra that was persuading caesar and whispering in his ear so to speak making all.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"He was essentially a king in everything but name and with that mind shift continues quote caesar took few steps toward restoring traditional rights and regulations meanwhile his power expanded he took charge of most elections and he decided most court cases he spent a great deal of time settling scores rewarding supporters and auctioning off his opponents properties the senate appeared increasingly irrelevant some groused that they lived in a monarchy masquerading as a republic and quote and so for all these reasons but specifically speaking to the growing impotence of the once revered roman senate whispers were soon being heard around rome about a plan to bring caesar down whether cleopatra heard these whispers will never know as we've said before although there had been some missteps along the way cleopatra was a cunning and calculating political player and most historians and scholars agree that she probably paid very well to ensure that she always had the best available intel in regards to what was happening in whatever political landscape that she found herself in at any given time but looking back at the storm that was starting to brew in rome at this time and what would happen soon after that storm came roaring in it appears that cleopatra would miss on this one for daggers were starting to be gathered in the togas of caesar's enemies and once these daggers were drawn which they soon would be cleopatra's political fortunes would change immediately and she would soon find herself standing on the wrong side of history.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"The intro story to last episode gave us a quick snapshot into the relationship between cleopatra and cicero the interest story to this episode will give us a little snapshot of caesar and cicero's relationship and i realize that cleopatra herself plays no role in the short story but i just found the story amusing when i read it as it once again humanizes these figures from history and i thought to share it with you so a coding to sources this story takes place in december of forty five bc to this is again during the time that cleopatra was in rome which we cover in depth in this episode and during that time caesar and members of his staff traveled to put aeolian on business and puts yolly as we said last episode was the main seaport four rome at this time and it was about one hundred seventy miles from rome itself and cicero had avila and put the oley where you often spent time and so during this business trip of caesar's to put only he decided to stay with cicero and the reason being according to author dr joann fletcher is that caesar wanted to quote gage the level of republican feeling from his hosts gossipy conversation end quote so basically caesar wanted intel from cicero who from what we can infer here was loose lipped and quite the gossiper the night this all took place was reported to have been december nineteenth of forty five bc cicero later wrote to a friend the following brief account and all this really is is a description of what it was like to have julius caesar as your house guest and some of what caesar did on any given day but again this everyday description gives us an idea of what these larger than life figures were like as normal people.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"But once cleopatra reached the outer walls of rome caesar's representatives would have met her and acted as her escorts now in rome at this time and i found this incredibly interesting cesar had instituted what author dr joann fletcher referred to as quote a park and ride system caesar's decree reads quote from sunrise until dusk no transport cart wagon or chariot of any form would be allowed within the precincts of rome and quote and there were apparently no exceptions to this rule so basically if it was daytime you had to park your carriage or chariot or what have you outside of rome proper and walk to your destination thus it is put forward that cleopatra either arrived after dark so that her caravan could travel through the streets of rome or she was carried by litter from the caravan to her destination either way the scene must have been a wild one as the queen of egypt and sacira her son by julius caesar finally arrived in rome and we can safely assume that the day she finally arrived in rome cleopatra must have been consumed by feelings of joy and excitement given that she was finally getting to see caesar again and introduce him to his son we can also safely assume that the feelings cleopatra would be consumed by on the day she finally leaves rome almost two years in the future would be very different that day would be a very dark day for cleopatra indeed.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"Now i lit for those of you who don't know was essentially a canopy bed which would have been carried by a number of servants on their shoulders while cleopatra late in it and the litter would have had cushions and pillows galore to keep her comfortable as well as light curtains and drapes to shield her from the elements and the insects and i say insects here because cleopatra would have had to travel through some marshland which would have buzzed with mosquitoes and let's add how much that would have sucked for the folks carrying her in the litter so if you were traveling at the same time going the opposite way of cleopatra down the abbey way i love to picture things like this you would have seen a caravan passing you by with potentially hundreds of wagons and baggage cars and servants all in line with most likely toward the middle of the caravan a group of larger servants and slaves potentially covered in mosquito bites carrying on their shoulders in ornately decorated canopy bed with the curtains drawn and had you the nerve to try and pull back those curtains as it passed inside before you were pulled out and stabbed to death of course you would have seen the queen of egypt in all her glory it would have no doubt been an incredible sight to see eventually cleopatra would reach the periphery of rome itself the city would come into view in the distance and as she got closer according to author stacy schiff who stayed somewhat poetically quote at the outskirts of rome a fragrant dusting of casas myrrh and cinnamon hung in the air modest tombs and colossal maza liam's lined both sides of the road as did shrines to mercury the patron saint of travelers and quote and myrrh is like a resin that has a smoky woody smell and casas is a black currant berry so maybe a sweet smell.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"Peace and stability had been restored to egypt and rome was now settled with julius caesar back in town it was time for caesar and cleopatra to reunite only this time it would be cleopatra who came to caesar and she would be bringing with her their son who has heir to the throne of egypt but also had the blood of caesar running through his veins a very powerful combination so preparations began to be made as cleopatra was soon to set sail heading towards mighty rome so needless to say given the importance of this trip to rome as well as the sheer logistical challenges and the supplies needed preparations for cleopatra's journey would have taken weeks and even months to put together and remember cleopatra and caesar's leisurely cruise up the nile had four hundred ships in the convoy and was luxury the whole way through and that should give you some idea of what cleopatra's journey across the mediterranean would look like albeit not quite as large of an entourage as before but just to give you a quick rundown of some of what cleopatra would be taking with her according to author stacy schiff quote cleopatra traveled both as an institution and individual with physicians and philosophers unix advisors seamstresses cooks and with a full staff for syrian and with her went sumptuous gifts jars of nile water shimmering fabrics cinnamon tapestries alabaster pots of fragrance gold beakers mosaics and leopards she had an image to uphold and every reason to advertise egypt's wealth and quote.
Dominican Republic forges tie with China, breaks with Taiwan
"The capital here iran chanting nicole for prime minister they have been following nicole passion yan a forty two year old opposition mp who successfully led antigovernment protests forcing an unpopular former prime minister to resign he wants the parliament to elect him as interim prime minister so that he can oversee armenia's first free and fair parliamentary elections if he wins the vote it would mark a watershed moment in this postsoviet country in which people have managed to change an unpopular government through peaceful street protests this is the world news from the bbc the dominican republic has become the latest country to establish diplomatic relations with china dumping its allegiance to taiwan in the face of beijing's growing influence cindy sue reports taiwan's foreign ministry said in a statement that it regretted the dominican republic's decision and strongly condemned beijing for using large amounts of money to away it's allies the foreign minister joseph who told reporters that taiwan would not bow to pressure from beijing the island now has only nine thousand nine diplomatic allies after losing panama last year and risk losing more to china the former president of peru leeann to marla and his wife have been released from prison after spending nine months in pretrial detention over corruption allegations the couple who've been accused of taking illicit donations from the brazilian construction company odebrecht the american actress ashley judd is suing the disgraced hollywood mogul harvey weinstein claiming he damaged her career in retaliation for her rejecting his sexual advances the lawsuit alleges that mr weinstein told the film director peter jackson who'd been considering ashley judd for role in lord of the rings the actress was a nightmare to work with scientists have decoded the genome of the rose in a study that could lead to new varieties of the flower being bred the research revealed that the genes that control the flowers sent and color helen breaks reports from cleopatra's rose petals strewn bedroom to the wars of the roses the flowers being a symbol of love beauty and war for centuries but while dozens of other plants have been sequenced the complex rose has proved elusive now a team of more than forty santus that's deciphered the genetic recipe of the rose they say they finally uncovered the secrets of the.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"She their famous cruise up the nile river clear patrick and caesars crews up the nile would serve many purposes first it would serve as a sort of honeymoon for the new lovers were they would get the chance to be together outside of the pressures of palace life and he surrounding war while at the same time giving caesar the chance to see the famed egyptian kingdom in all its glory the crews would also give clear petra the chance to once again get in front of her subjects in person and if you recall soon after cleopatra first ascended to the throne of egypt she took a long crews up the nile so that the people at the egypt could see her and feel like they now had a thorough who understood that egypt wasn't just alexandria and that first crews did a lot in endearing cleopatra to the people of egypt this second crews would accomplish that same goal to a degree the people of egypt would once again see their feroz in cleopatra a very rare occurrence as we've said but this time they would also see caesar alongside her seeing this power coupled together would go a long way in discouraging future revolts and rebellions now i'm not sure exactly what you're picturing in your head hearing that they took a cruise up the nile but let me add some color to the images if i may this crews up the nile had four hundred ships in the convoy yes four hundred ships and many of these ships were warships that carry troops and that acted as military escorts for klia patron caesar.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"When we left off last episode we had been discussing the major educational influences on the young cleopatra's life those being the time she spent in and around the library of alexandria as well as the threeyear trip around the mediterranean that she's thought to have taken with her father during his exile from egypt and it would only be a few years after that cleopatra returned from this trip that her father would elevate her to queen of egypt but soon after this event in fifty one b c e ptolemy the twelfth died and in his will dictated that his oldest son ptolemy the 13th become king of egypt upon his death and kohl ruler of egypt alongside cleopatra cleopatra was eighteen at this time ptolemy the 13th was 10 and neither one of them wanted to concede power to the other or was interested in being in a coal ruler now we know that cleopatra was old enough to recognize the value so to speak in ruling alone but her brother's opposition to ruling alongside cleopatra must have been given his age mostly fueled by his advisers who as we said were jockeying for power themselves in this situation the stage was now set free showdown between the two siblings and it would be as we now know and which they also must have known back then a fight to the death and right out of the gate after her father died cleopatra went to work consolidating her power and immediately she did something that proved she would be forced to be reckoned with the year she had spent studying not just books apparently but also the people and the culture over which she rained had paid off now as we said the ptolemies.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"And following the same line of thought as we previously stated roman poets that road of cleopatra in the years of agusta's his rule did refer to her as we said as egypt shame and a horror queen but again there is no mention of her looks which seem like an easy target if she was in fact unattractive and this is all speculation of course but there is one more story to mention here that might clueless into the type of woman cleopatra was and how she felt about her own looks and this story comes to us from lucan another roman poet who wrote of cleopatra a few years after she died but lukhin was again a roman source as we have said so keep in mind what side he was most likely on when he wrote this lukin tells us that after the famous first meeting between cleopatra and cesar which will of course explore in detail in this series there was a large and extravagant celebration banquet thrown what klia pattro war to this banquet is what we're king in on here and let's just say that cleopatra didn't disappoint lukin states that at this banquet cleopatra's face was adorned with makeup she wore beautiful jewels in her hair countless pearl necklaces around her neck and wore a sheer ori antle dress which showed off her breasts as they were completely and clearly visible beneath the sheer covering now this ad somewhat of a new element the how we can view her if this story is true.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"And quote and lastly and perhaps the most famous misunderstanding about cleopatra her looks now let's say at the outset of this next part that the study of the physical appearance of cleopatra has kept historians and scholars busy four years and years references to her looks in history and literature have been poured over and studied for time immemorial the reason being as you might expect is that everyone wants to know what the woman who seduced and in large degree manipulated two of the most powerful men in all of history julius caesar and mark antony everyone wants to know what she looked alike we've all imagine cleopatra to be one of the most beautiful women to ever walk the face of the earth we've seen her played in movies by some of the most beautiful women in hollywood liz taylor being perhaps the most notable we've seen paintings in busts all celebrating and putting on display the rare beauty that she possessed waxing poetic here for a moment just saying the name cleopatra brings forth images in the mind of dark hair with bangs cut just above our eyes framing a perfectly symmetrical face with a piercing gaze that could pull in any man or woman for that matter who fell within her line of sight but when we look at the historical evidence more closely this famous image of cleopatra seems to give way it becomes more of a halloween costume in all honesty so what did she look like again everybody wants to know.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"But for roughly eighteen 100 years we only read about cleopatra in foreign sources one might even say enemy sources as an analogy here imagined the english language being lost for almost two thousand years and future generations of people only knowing about george washington from what they read in sources written by the era kwai and the iroquois were not kind to george washington they referred to him as the destroyer of villages or towns but now imagine the english language being rediscovered and how the picture of george washington would change after reading english sources now map that example onto cleopatra it's only been the last two hundred years or so that we've been able to read about what the people of egypt wrote about her it's literally been a whole new world of discovery but this delay in cracking the hieroglyphic code is just one part of the reason most of what we know about cleopatra is wrong the other parts are simply the result of our own assumptions so let's explore some of these assumptions and dissect them a bit to reinforce my original statement that most of what we think we know about cleopatra being wrong first and foremost most believed that cleopatra was agip shen after all as we just said she was queen of egypt klia patch her wasn't egyptian cleopatra was greek macedonian to be more specific and if macedonia sounds familiar to you you're already on the right track as it was another macedonian maybe i should say the macedonian that led to klia patrick ever becoming ruler of egypt in the first place alexander the great was from macedonia and it would be alexander the great himself and his insatiable hunger for conquest that would indirectly put cleopatra on the throne of egypt centuries after he died more on that in the next episode but clear petra was greek and greek was her first language and the language that was spoken in her home and all around her and it sounds odd to say this next bid would of all the faeroes that ruled egypt for the nearly three hundred years before cleopatra took the throne this being what we know today as the ptolemaic dynasty none of them spoke egyptian.
"cleopatra" Discussed on Giants of History
"My point and bring this up it's to say that there is a whole other side the cleopatra that historians and scholars are just starting to discover in relative time and we are beginning to form a different picture of cleopatra as time passes but how could this be how could historians and scholars and as a result the rest of us be so wrong about what we know about cleopatra here's the answer latin and greek we've never lost the ability to read these languages thus roman and greek sources are where we've gotten most of our information on cleopatra from that's only half of the equation cleopatra was queen of egypt where written records were kept using hieroglyphics now high radic demotic and later coptic and i think at pronounced as properly were also scripts used in ancient egypt but for the most part hieroglyphics was it hieroglyphics was how ancient egyptians captured what happened in their history klia patch her was born in sixty nine b c e before combinator and she died in thirty b c e the resent a stone wasn't discovered until seventeen ninety nine now that's an 18 100year difference and as we know it was the resent a stone that gave us the key to unlocking the mystery and allowed us to finally decipher and read hieroglyphics but that wasn't until 1820 to it was john francesoir sham polian a french scholar that finally cracked the hieroglyphic code in 1820 to and as a side note here he is said to have passed out immediately upon discovering that he had cracked the code and he spent a week in bed afterwards recovering.