Julius Caesar

Cleopatra Part III: Cleopatra & Mark Antony. Tarsus & Paraitonion.

Author: timetravelrome /

Continued from the part II... “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. Other women cloy the appetites they feed: but she makes hungry where most she satisfies.” - Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare Meeting on the Kydnos Cleopatra was not deeply involved in the civil wars that immediately followed the assassination of Caesar, though she stayed in steadfast support of her [...]

2021-02-23T23:59:24+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , |

Cleopatra Part II: Egypt Meets Rome. Gardens of Sallust.

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Continued from the Part I. ...“So Cleopatra, taking only Apollodorus the Sicilian from among her friends, embarked in a little skiff and landed at the palace when it was already getting dark; and as it was impossible to escape notice otherwise, she stretched herself at full length inside a bed-sack, while Apollodorus tied the bed-sack up with a cord and carried it indoors [...]

2021-02-21T19:51:25+00:00February 21st, 2021|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

Cleopatra Part I: Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt. Alexandria.

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To modern ears, the name Cleopatra refers to only one woman – the famed last Queen of Egypt who tragically chose the wrong lover and the wrong side in the Roman Civil Wars. However, this famous Cleopatra was actually known as Cleopatra VII, the last in a long line of kings and queens descended from the Macedonian general Ptolemy I Soter. The original [...]

2021-02-23T23:52:42+00:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |

Julius Caesar and the Pirates: Captivity and Escape to Miletus

Author: timetravelrome /

Miletus has a long and rich history, which it displays in its wealth of archaeological ruins. The very earliest evidence dates to the Neolithic Era, and the city has been inhabited since. Its culture saw influence and varying control by the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Hittites, and Carians. During the conquests of Cyrus, it fell under Persian control, and then passed to Alexander and the [...]

2019-07-06T14:16:07+00:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , |
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