Cleopatra
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CLEOPATRA

kle-o-pa'-tra (Kleopatra, "from a famous father"): A daughter of Ptolemy VI (Philometor) and of Queen Cleopatra, who was married first to Alexander Balas 150 B.C. (1 Maccabees 10:58; Josephus, Ant, XIII, iv, 1) and was afterward taken from him by her father and given to Demetrius Nicator on the invasion of Syria by the latter (1 Maccabees 11:12; Josephus, Ant, XIII, iv, 7). Alexander was killed in battle against the joint forces of Ptolemy and Demetrius while Demetrius was in captivity in Parthia. Cleopatra married his brother Antiochus VII (Sidetes), who in the absence of Demetrius had gained possession of the Syrian throne (137 B.C.). She was probably privy (Appian, Syriac., 68) to the murder of Demetrius on his return to Syria 125 B.C., but Josephus (Ant., XIII, ix, 3) gives a different account of his death. She afterward murdered Seleucus, her eldest son by Nicator, who on his father's death had taken possession of the government without her consent. She attempted unsuccessfully to poison her second son by Nicator, Antiochus VIII (Grypus), for whom she had secured the succession, because he was unwilling to concede to her what she considered her due Share of power. She was herself poisoned (120 B.C.) by the draught which she had prepared for their son (Justin 39). She had also a son by Antiochus VII (Sidetes Antiochus Cyzicenus), who took his name from the place in which he was educated. He was killed in battle 95 B.C. The name Cleopatra was borne by many Egyptian princesses, the first of whom was daughter of Antiochus III and was married to Ptolemy V (Epiphanes) 193 B.C.

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How Cleopatra, when She had Gotten from Antony Some Parts of Judea ...
... CHAPTER 4. How Cleopatra, When She Had Gotten From Antony Some Parts Of Judea And
Arabia Came Into Judea; And How Herod Gave Her Many Presents And Conducted ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 how cleopatra when.htm

How Alexander, Upon the League of Mutual Defense which Cleopatra ...
... How Alexander, upon the League of Mutual Defense Which Cleopatra Had Agreed with
Him, Made an Expedition Against Coelesyria, and Utterly Overthrew the City of ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how alexander upon.htm

How Antony at the Persuasion of Cleopatra Sent Herod to Fight ...
... CHAPTER 19. How Antony At The Persuasion Of Cleopatra Sent Herod To Fight Against
The Arabians; And Now After Several Battles, He At Length Got The Victory. ...
/.../chapter 19 how antony at.htm

How Herod and Sosius Took Jerusalem by Force; and what Death ...
... CHAPTER 18. How Herod And Sosius Took Jerusalem By Force; And What Death Antigonus
Came To. Also Concerning Cleopatra's Avaricious Temper. ...
/.../chapter 18 how herod and.htm

Fragment xvii. On the Fortunes of Hyrcanus and Antigonus, and on ...
... and on Herod´┐Ż On the Fortunes of Hyrcanus and Antigonus, and on Herod,
Augustus, Antony, and Cleopatra, in Abstract. 1. Octavius ...
/.../africanus/the writings of julius africanus/fragment xvii on the fortunes.htm

Herod is Confirmed in his Kingdom by Caesar, and Cultivates a ...
... By Magnificent Presents; While Caesar Returns His Kindness By Bestowing On Him That
Part Of His Kingdom Which Had Been Taken Away From It By Cleopatra With The ...
/.../chapter 20 herod is confirmed.htm

How Alexander when He had Taken the Government Made an Expedition ...
... Ptolemais, And Then Raised The Siege Out Of Fear Of Ptolemy Lathyrus; And How Ptolemy
Made War Against Him, Because He Had Sent To Cleopatra To Persuade Her To ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 how alexander when.htm

The Friendship that was Between Onias and Ptolemy Philometor; and ...
... Macedonians and their kings, out of a desire to purchase to himself a memorial and
eternal fame he resolved to send to king Ptolemy and queen Cleopatra, to ask ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 3 the friendship that.htm

Of the Times of Christ's Birth and Passion, and of Jerusalem's ...
... Ptolemy...xxxvii years (37). Cleopatra,...xx years v months (20 5-12). Yet again
Cleopatra reigned jointly with Augustus...xiii years (13). ...
/.../tertullian/an answer to the jews/chapter viii of the times of.htm

The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem
... CHAPTER 18. How Herod And Sosius Took Jerusalem By Force; And What Death Antigonus
Came To. Also Concerning Cleopatra's Avaricious Temper. CHAPTER 19. ...
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Cleopatra
...CLEOPATRA. ...Cleopatra married his brother Antiochus VII (Sidetes), who in the absence
of Demetrius had gained possession of the Syrian throne (137 BC). ...
/c/cleopatra.htm - 8k

Ptolemy
... Not daring to disobey Rome, Antiochus compromised by making peace with Ptolemy and
betrothing to him his daughter Cleopatra, who was to receive as her dower ...
/p/ptolemy.htm - 17k

Triumph (52 Occurrences)
... spiritual death. After the suicide of Antony in Alexandria (30 BC) Augustus
Caesar succeeded in getting Cleopatra into his power. She ...
/t/triumph.htm - 24k

Demetrius (3 Occurrences)
... Ptolemy Philometor, whose daughter was the wife of Alexander Balas, now entered
into the struggle, and taking Cleopatra, his daughter, from Alexander, he gave ...
/d/demetrius.htm - 17k

Cleophas (1 Occurrence)

/c/cleophas.htm - 8k

Herod (45 Occurrences)
... Herod Philip II. The son of Herod the Great and Cleopatra of Jerusalem. He was
"tetrarch" of Batanea, Iturea, Trachonitis, and Auranitis. ...
/h/herod.htm - 57k

Nabathaeans
... Antony made a present of part of Malchus' territory to Cleopatra, and the Nabatean
kingdom was further humiliated by disastrous defeat in the war against Herod ...
/n/nabathaeans.htm - 11k

Nabataeans
... Antony made a present of part of Malchus' territory to Cleopatra, and the Nabatean
kingdom was further humiliated by disastrous defeat in the war against Herod ...
/n/nabataeans.htm - 11k

On (40792 Occurrences)
...Cleopatra's Needle" was one of those which stood in this city in front of the Temple
of Tum, ie, "the sun." It is now erected on the Thames Embankment, London. ...
/o/on.htm - 17k

Lysanias (1 Occurrence)
... or 28 AD A Lysanias is mentioned by Josephus as having ruled over Chalcis and Abilene,
and as having been slain by Mark Antony at the instigation of Cleopatra. ...
/l/lysanias.htm - 7k

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