Cleopatra"s wedding present travels through Syria by Robert Tewdwr Moss

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Published by Duckworth in London .

Written in English

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  • Syria -- Description and travel.

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StatementRobert Tewdwr Moss.
LC ClassificationsDS94 .M67 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21284011M
ISBN 100715628070

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Cleopatra’s Wedding Present is the rare book that captivates its reader from the first page/5. Cleopatra's Wedding Present is profound and beautiful, and is without a doubt, one of the best travelogues of the Middle East that I have ever read.

Robert Tewdwr Moss was a real talent, and as this story shows, his loss was just terrible/5(11). Cleopatra's Wedding Present is the rare book that captivates its reader from the very first page. Tewdwr Moss, a brilliant young writer who was murdered in London the day he finished the book, left this lyrical gem as his legacy.

He adeptly captures an essence of the Middle East that is foreign to most of us, but which becomes real with his 4/5(1). In Cleopatra's Wedding Present, journalist Robert Tewdwr Moss charts his travel through, among others, the rival cities of Aleppo and Damascus in Syria.

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Cleopatra Selene II (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Σελήνη; summer 40 BC – c. 5 BC; the numeration is modern) was a Ptolemaic princess and Queen of was the most important royal woman in the early Augustan age.

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Intended to be the I, Claudius of the s, The Cleopatras met with a decidedly mixed critical reaction. It was regarded and portrayed as a gaudy farce. LINKEDWIN Our Adventure Book, Pixar Up Themed Scrapbook with Movie Postcards, Wedding and Anniversary Photo Album, Memory Keepsake, x inch, 80 Pages (Light Brown) out of 5 stars 1, $ $ Cleopatra VII Philopator (Koinē Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; 69 – 10 or 12 August 30 BC) was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt.

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Painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme. With Michelle Newell, Graham Crowden, Helen Sparks, Richard Griffiths. The lives of a series of queens belonging to the Ptolemaic Dynasty of ancient Egypt, culminating in its final active ruler Cleopatra.

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Soon after her return to Alexandria, in 44 bce, Cleopatra’s coruler, Ptolemy XIV, tra now ruled with her infant son, Ptolemy XV Caesar. When, at the Battle of Philippi in 42 bce, Caesar’s assassins were routed, Mark Antony became the heir apparent of Caesar’s authority—or so it seemed, for Caesar’s great-nephew and personal heir, Octavian, was but a sickly boy.

In some books, she appears as Cleopatra V, and in others she is Cleopatra VI. The difficulty connected with the number of the queen comes from the popularity of this name in the Ptolemaic Period. In this article Cleopatra Tryphaena is called Cleopatra V.

Mother of the Last Queen of Egypt. In Rome, Cleopatra wore ankle-length tunics. Colors varied from blues to reds. Fabrics ranged from cotton, linen and Chinese silk. The tunics were worn belted, and held tight by a ribbon or brooch below the breasts.

On top of the tunic, Cleopatra wore a sheer cloak, so the intricate pleating and folding of the tunic below could be seen.

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