Cleopatra (Google eBook)
pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty. Julius Caesar, whose legions trampled the conquered world from Canopus to the Thames, capitulated to her, and Mark Antony threw a fleet, an empire and his own honor to the winds to follow her to his destruction. Disarmed at last before the frigid Octavius, she found her peerless body measured by the cold eye of her captor only for the triumphal procession, and the friendly asp alone spared her Rome's crowning ignominy.
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CHAPTER VIII CLEOPATRA A QUEEN
CHAPTER IX THE BATTLE OF PHILIPPI
CHAPTER X CLEOPATRA AND ANTONY
CHAPTER XI THE BATTLE OF ACTIUM
CHAPTER XII THE END OF CLEOPATRA
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