cleopatra iii

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anonymous asked: Top 10 historical pairings 
Yes, I know, Ulysse and Penelope aren’t really historical, but I’ve so much feelings for them *^*

Pottery ostracon (an inscribed potsherd), with 11 lines of Demotic inscription on one side; the text is a receipt for a rent payment on land owned by the temple of Amun at Thebes (modern Luxor); it is dated to 102 BC, in the reign of Cleopatra III and Ptolemy X Alexander I, and signed by witnesses.

‘Herakleitos, son of Aristippus, has paid for the rent of his garden in the grain fields of Ophi (Karnak temple lands), which was leased before Amun-Re, king of the gods, the great god, together with his wine tax (?) for a garden, two keramia (measures) of wine for his garden, and for the … of the produce half a keramion of wine, making two-and-a-half keramia of wine. They are received by reckoning. Written by … son of Khapokhonsis, year 15 = year 12, the month of Thoth, day 25. Written by Horus son of …-khons. Written by Onnophris son of Horus. Written by Teos son of Khapokhonsis.’ Translation adapted from H. Thompson, in Theban Ostraca (London 1913).

the signs as asshole characters from shakespeare
  • aries: cornwall
  • taurus: angelo
  • gemini: iachimo
  • cancer: macbeth
  • leo: mark antony
  • virgo: claudius
  • libra: richard iii
  • scorpio: iago
  • sagittarius: aaron
  • capricorn: king john
  • aqaurius: bertram
  • pisces: proteus
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, ACT III, SCENE 13

ANTONY:

I will be treble-sinew’d, hearted, breathed,
And fight maliciously: for when mine hours
Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives
Of me for jests; but now I’ll set my teeth,
And send to darkness all that stop me. Come,
Let’s have one other gaudy night: call to me
All my sad captains; fill our bowls once more;
Let’s mock the midnight bell.

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My Ptolemaic’s Queen Top 5:

1 - Cleopatra VII, obviously!

2 - Arsinoe II Philadelpha

3 - Berenice I 

4 - Berenice II 

5 - Cleopatra III 

I don’t added Cleopatra Selene I and Cleopatra Selene II (daughter of Antonio and Cleopatra) because they were not really queens of Egypt, but queen of Syria and queen of Maretania.

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“Well what’s the guard doing?”

“They’re not there!”

“Not there?”

“There’s no one there. They’ve gone, run, fled, gone home! Everyone’s gone! Look the mob’s coming, it’s going to kill us. They’re in the Palace now. All because of what I did yesterday!”

“Because you burned the school down?”

“No,because I left the people in it!”