American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cleopatra 69-30 B.C. 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).
- n. A given name of women in the Ptolemy dynasty of Egypt; notably Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt (69 BC - 30 BC); last of the Ptolemy family.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a queen of Egypt; b. 69 b. c., d. 30 b. c.
- n. 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)
- From Ancient Greek Κλεοπάτρα (Kleopatra) (Wiktionary)
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“Cleopatra died (_Antony and Cleopatra_, act V. scene ii.).”
“CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA: New views of the chief characters, introduced by two interesting scenes -- of a garrison in Syria by night and of Cleopatra in the arms of the Sphinx.”
“The only positive thing Octavian had managed to do was to make the name Cleopatra known to all Italia from highest to lowest.”
“The trial of pertuzumab is called the Cleopatra study.”
“So, you know, Cleopatra is struggling, really, to stay in power and to stay alive.”
“So I mean, Cleopatra is involved in bumping off two brothers and a sister, and she knows that she couldn't trust any of them.”
“And Cleopatra is more or less descended from Alexander the Great or from his step-brother.”
“So it's there, but it's like everything in Cleopatra's life and her affairs with the Romans.”
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