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The Face of Cleopatra: ancient Roman depictions of Cleopatra VII of Egypt. Other figures include her son Caesarion and her husband Mark Antony. The mediums of art include paintings, sculpted busts, statues, and coins, all dated to the life of Cleopatra or within a hundred years of her death in August 30 BC. In each depiction she can be seen wearing the royal diadem, the typical symbol of Hellenistic Greek kingship going back to ancient Macedonia in northern Greece. She also wears the melon-style hairdo that was worn by her Ptolemaic ancestors Arsinoe II and Berenice II, and which became popular with Roman women during her visits to Rome in 46 and 44 BC (where she stayed at Julius Caesar's villa).Please subscribe to our Youtube channel for further updates. You can also follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmaOrientalis For general information on Cleopatra as well as information on artworks, see her Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra For an in-depth discussion about her busts, see this University of Chicago web page "Was Cleopatra Beautiful?", by James Grout (for the Encyclopaedia Romana): http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/e... The music heard in this video, a classical guitar rendition of the Double Violin Concerto 1st Movement by Johann Sebastian Bach, belongs to the public domain and can be found at the following URL: http://www.freemusicpublicdomain.com/... Scholarly sources consulted in the analysis and interpretation of these images include the following:* Fletcher, Joann (2008), Cleopatra the Great: The Woman Behind the Legend, New York: Harper, ISBN 978-0-06-058558-7.* Roller, Duane W. (2010), Cleopatra: a biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-536553-5.* Walker, Susan (2008), "Cleopatra in Pompeii?", Papers of the British School at Rome, 76: 35–46; 345–8, JSTOR 40311128.All of the images seen in this video can be found at Wikimedia Commons. In order of appearance:1) "Venus and Cupid from the House of Marcus Fabius Rufus at Pompeii, most likely a depiction of Cleopatra VII" (public domain image): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ve... 2) "Retrato femenino (26771127162)" (a public domain image as well as a cc-by-2.0 attributable to Ángel M. Felicísimo): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Re... 3) "Roman Wall painting from the House of Giuseppe II, Pompeii, 1st century AD, death of Sophonisba, but more likely Cleopatra VII of Egypt consuming poison" (public domain image): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi... 4) "0035 Altes Museum Portrait Kleopatra VII anagoria" (under a CC-BY-3.0 license attributable to User:Anagoria at Wikimedia Commons): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:-0... 5) "Bust of Cleopatra VII - Altes Museum - Berlin - Germany 2017 (3)" (attributable to José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi... 6) "Cleopatra VII, Marble, 40-30 BC, Vatican Museums 001" (attributable to Sergey Sosnovskiy under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cl... 7) "Cleopatra VII, Marble, 40-30 BC, Vatican Museums 002" (attributable to Sergey Sosnovskiy under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cl... 8) "0 Vénus de l'Esquilin - Musei Capitolini - Rome" (attributed to Jean-Pol GRANDMONT under a CC-BY-SA-3.0 license): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi... 9) "Venusesquilina5" (attributable to Ricardo André Frantz under a CC-BY-SA-3.0 license): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi... 10) "Cleopatra VII, marble, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Greek Cross 2" (attributable to Sergey Sosnovskiy under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cl... 11) "Cleopatra VII, marble, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Greek Cross" (attributable to Sergey Sosnovskiy under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cl... 12) "011-Mark Antony, with Cleopatra VII -3" (attributable to the Classical Numismatic Group under a CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated license): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...


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