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Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Roger Bagnall and Jean Bingen (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The nineteen chapters of this book cover a wide variety of topics concerned with the Macedonian monarchy of the Ptolemies, which ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great until the Roman empire, and ... More


Have You Ever Seen a Prettier Little Congress?: The Late 1960s and The Rothschilds

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter presents an overview and critical interpretation of the last show that Bock and Harnick brought to Broadway, The Rothschilds, based on a book by Frederic Morton and adapted by Sherman ... More


The Dynastic Politics of Cleopatra Vii

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Picking up the themes of chapters 3 and 4, this chapter looks at Cleopatra not in terms of the Roman depiction of her but in the context of the (often murderous) dynastic politics of the Ptolemaic ... More


Aeacidae Pyrrhi: Patterns of Myth and History in Aeneid 1–6

David Quint

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies Virgil's treatment of the intertwined and interdependent themes of foreign conquest and civil war at Rome, showing how the contrast suggested by the Aeneid's architecture—books ... More


“Dionysiac Poetics” and the Memory of Civil War in Horace's Cleopatra Ode

Andrew Feldherr

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows what can be done with civil war's painful and divisive legacy in a lyric poem. In brief, lyric holds out the promise of remediation, and Horace's Cleopatra ode (1.37), particularly ... More


Doing the Numbers: The Roman Mathematics of Civil War in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

Denis Feeney

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Shakespeare, in Antony and Cleopatra, combines a novel perspective on what was at stake in Rome just after Caesar's assassination with an ability to shape civil war into the ... More


Mlada and the Spellbinding Female Circle

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0100
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The phantasmagorical opera-ballet Mlada (1892) features a khorovod (circle-dance) of feminine royals: Mlada, the silent dancing shadow of a deceased princess-bride and her rival Voislava, a pagan ... More


“A Thing Like Death”: Shakespeare's Narcotic Theater

Tanya Pollard

in Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270835
eISBN:
9780191710322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270835.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the juxtaposition of sleeping potions and poisons, and their parallels with the uneasy relationship between comedy and tragedy in two plays by Shakespeare. In Romeo and Juliet, ... More


The Queen of the Nile

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Ida Rubinstein, an exotic, wealthy Russian Jew who performed the ballet Cléopâtre at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 1909. Ida's Cleopatra, with her great height, small ... More


Romana mors in Antony and Cleopatra

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter continues the exploration of Shakespeare's representation of Romana mors through discussion of the figures of Pyramus and Thisbe, Lucrece, and Antony and Cleopatra (both in Shakespeare's ... More


Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Mary Hamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to ... More


Shakespeare's Letters

Alan Stewart

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare's plays are stuffed with letters — 111 appear on stage in all but five of his dramas. But for modern actors, directors, and critics they are frequently an awkward embarrassment. ... More


‘Infinite Variety’: Antony and Cleopatra

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus represent the opposing wings of the ‘triptych’ which Shakespeare borrowed from Plutarch. To put it in its starkest terms, Coriolanus falls ... More


Hamlet: Thy Commandment All Alone

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on Hamlet, where Shakespeare wrestles openly and unremittingly with the contradictions of art and memory. It argues that radical shift in the consciousness of time and memory ... More


Post-Tragic Effects

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter shows that unlike the deaths of so many of Shakespeare's tragic heroes, neither Antony's nor Cleopatra's death is framed by repeated cues. The technique would simply be inappropriate: it ... More


Two Royal Ordinances of the First Century and the Alexandrians

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter concerns an inscription dated to 41 BCE, which contains two orders issued by Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV (Caesarion). These protect the interests of Alexandrian landholders in nomes in ... More


Cleopatra, the Diadem and the Image

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter on Cleopatra begins with her image in Roman literature, which is very negative and sees her as a threat to Rome. But that image dates from the aftermath of the final struggle between ... More


Cleopatra Vii Philopatris

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In 37/36 BCE, Cleopatra changed her reckoning of the years of her reign from a simple “year 16” to “year 16 which is also year 1.” The reasons lie in a change in royal ideology linked to her recovery ... More


The Lupercalia Drama

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0031
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The most striking and theatrical incident was provoked by Antony, at the very moment when rumours of an imminent, openly monarchical shift in Caesar's aspirations were being nourished from several ... More


Seventy-Five Watusi Witch Doctors

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan was hired by Twentieth Century-Fox to stage Cleopatra’s monumental procession into Rome for the film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor. Finishing business at Choreo Enterprises, Inc., a ... More


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