Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

The haunting Love Story of Legends-Cleopatra and Marc Anthony

By Randy Collins Subscribe to RSS | January 19th 2012 | Views:

Cleopatra, one of the most mesmerizing women in the history of Egypt has left a trail of sorrow behind her. What is it that is so captivating about this diva? William Shakespeare has given a new life to the true love story of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. The love story of the two legends is tragic and a true test of love. There are so many movies that have been made around this couple and so many stories written about this tragic couple. Cleopatra was not just famous because of her awesome beauty and grace, but also for her great intellect. She could speak nine different languages and was extremely skilled at mathematics. She also had that unique ability to convince every one of her intentions. She was also considered an alluring seductress although she was studying to be a nun.

Cleopatra was the last pharaoh of Egypt. Love is a special feeling but only some love stories are considered immortal. The love story of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony is one such true love story that has been dramatized by Shakespeare and it is still being staged all over the world. The story of these two historical characters is by far one of the most moving and is capable of stirring the emotions of millions of hearts. This stunning woman became the mistress of the famous emperor Julius Caesar. He was killed mercilessly and rumors spread that Cleopatra had a hand in murdering Caesar and that she had helped Cassius who murdered Caesar.

The news of his death reached Marc Antony, the emperor of Rome. He was the best friend of Caesar and also his successor. Shocked after hearing the news, he immediately summoned Cleopatra to visit his place in Anatolia. It was at his head quarters that he hoped to get an explanation from Cleopatra about what exactly happened. But things took a real twist once he saw her. The moment he set his eyes on Cleopatra, he fell in love with the lady and the lady in turn experienced love at first sight as well. After a while Cleopatra invited Anthony to visit Egypt to spend the winter there and Marc accepted the offer and they had the time of their lives that winter. There was something else that was going on in the minds of Romans during that time. They knew that if Cleopatra married Anthony, Egypt will be the most powerful country and it would definitely dominate the other nations. This was primarily the reason why the Romans hated the relationship.

The people of Rome didn't want the Egyptians to rise into power. But as fate would have it, nothing could stop the passion and love between the two hearts. They broke all the barriers and walls that prevented them from being together and got married in 36 B C. Together, Anthony and Cleopatra created history. They formed the most formidable power and became a rival against Octavian who was Marc Anthony's opponent for power in Rome. Marc declared Cleopatra the queen of kings and they were almost considered divine to the people of Greek and Egypt. But Octavian was boiling inside and he could not accept or bear all this happening to him.

He declared a war against Marc Anthony and Cleopatra in Greece. The battle turned out to be in favor of Octavian and Anthony consumed poison to escape imprisonment. Some people also say that he received a false message that Cleopatra was dead, when he was in the battle field. It shattered him and he fell on the sword. Soon after his death, Cleopatra was imprisoned in her own palace by Octavian. Troubled over her lover's death, Cleopatra decided to put an end to her life as well and she succeeded in doing so by smuggling a small poisonous snake into her room. She asked her chamber maids to leave the room dressed in her best costume and lay down on her golden couch and let the snake bite her. She succeeded in restoring the glory back to love by ending her life for Marc Anthony. There was this program about the life and death of these amazing legends on TV and it was telecast all over the world by service providers with offers such as Verizon FIOS Bundles. What a symbol of sacrifice and love!

Randy Collins - About Author:
Randy Collins is a freelance author who likes to write about historical characters especially legends such as Cleopatra and her life history. He spends most of his free time watching programs about legendary characters aired on TV through offers such as Verizon FiOS Bundles.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Celebrities Articles Subscribe to RSS

Tyra Banks supporting 'Asia’s Next Top Model' in Singapore
Published by Nicole Ben on August 24th 2012 | Celebrities
Tyra Banks was spotted in Singapore for the promotion of 'Asia’s Next Top Model '. A new version o...
Tyra Banks supporting 'Asia’s Next Top Model' in Singapore
Published by Nicole Ben on August 24th 2012 | Celebrities
Tyra Banks was spotted in Singapore for the promotion of 'Asia’s Next Top Model '. A new version o...
As Seen on Tv - How to Get My Girlfriend Back with No Contact
Published by FRANCES WISE on August 15th 2012 | Celebrities
As seen on tv certainly not if you've recently split with his girlfriend and you find yourself wishi...
Best Acting Schools for Film and Tv Acting Training in Mumbai - KNK acting institute
Published by Naresh Kajari on August 7th 2012 | Celebrities
The KNK Acting Institute offers an 18-months film and TV acting training course in mumbai. This cour...
Solar Energy Projects Information and Advice - Houston Car Accident Lawyer
Published by Dean Delhado on August 4th 2012 | Celebrities
Houston car accident lawyer solar projects are designed to facilitate the ability of an owner or les...
SEO Services - Real Estate Development Business Can Do
Published by Barry Fowler on July 18th 2012 | Celebrities
SEO Services make improvements to the layout of leased space is a normal part to get ready for busin...