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Cleopatra Cæsarion and Ptolemy.
William Vaughn Tupper Scrapbook Collection
On the Nile. Cairo to Luxor
4098B.104 v31 (p.38)
Tupper, William Vaughn
G. Lékégian & Cie.
Scrapbooks; Albumen prints
1 photographic print mounted on page : albumen ; page 33 x 39 cm.
Scrapbook page contains one photograph of a bas-relief of Cleopatra and Ptolemy. The annotation included on this page recounts the demise of Caesar, Cleoptara, Anthony, and Ptolemy XIV.
It was afterwards partly replaced by this Pergamean collection which Cleopatra presented to Anthony. ; B.C. 48. Cæsar conquers Egypt. And was afterwards himself conquered by the spells of the Egyptian Queen. And Caerarion is born. Ptolemy XIV is drowned in the Nile and Ptolemy XV becomes co-regent with Cleopatra and is assassinatd by her instigation . 44B.C. Cæsar is murdered at Rome and Anthony comes on the scene- In B.C. 42 he summons Cleopatra to Tarsus to answer for the aid she has rendered to Brutus and Cassius at Philippi and is captivated by her beauty and talent. After spending years of debauchery with the Egyptian Queen, he is by Roman senate declared an enemy of his country and Octavinus marches against him and defeats him at Actium. Anthony commits suicide. BC 30 and Cleopatra after this scory of stormy years dies by the bite of an asp (cerastes). It is surmised that some sort of water communication must have existed in the time of the Ptolemies connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean because after the defeat at the Actium Cleopatra tried to convey her ships across the Isthmus of Suez to escape with her treasures from Octavian.
Page description supplied by cataloger, derived from captions and/or annotated information.; Caption on Image: 1020 (Denderah) Ptolomee cesarion et Cleopatre.
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