HISTORY MEME : (4/9) Kings/Queens - Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII , known to history as Cleopatra, was the last queen of Ancient Egypt. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s death during the Hellenistic period. Cleopatra originally ruled jointly with her father, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and later with her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married as per Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. She later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name.After Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar’s legal heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (later known as Augustus). To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture. Her legacy survives in numerous works of art and the many dramatizations of her story in literature and other media, including William Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra. In most depictions, Cleopatra is portrayed as a great beauty, and her successive conquests of the world’s most powerful men are taken as proof of her aesthetic and sexual appeal. (+)
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
“Challenge accepted!” —SPN fandom.
omg this is still going
IT’S A RULE TO REBLOG EVERY TIME IT SHOWS UP ON YOUR DASH.
Third time reblogging it today, and I regret nothing
Broke 5 Million!
WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING
Best fandom ever
we haven’t broken the counter yet, keep it up guys!
Almost 6 million!!!
7 million guys!
hELL YEAH LETS BREAK THIS SON OF A BITCh
Daniel Radcliffe Brushes Off ‘Fifty Shades’ Snub (x)
I appreciate the very real disgust on his face in the second gif.
i bet rob pattinson just rang him up and screamed don’t do it in the phone
I bet this phonecall happened at 2am with no greeting and Dan knew exactly who it was and why.
I bet Robert Pattinson has made it his mission in life to prevent people from taking shitty roles that will haunt them forever and everyone in Hollywood knows it and now he’s like the Acting Avenger
the Acting Avenger
best. scene. ever.
because it’s not socially acceptable to chill in my living room in my girl underwear
i chill in my living room in my boy underwear
Did someone say chillin’ in underwear?!?!
That glass would go great with this bottle of wine!
fuck glasses let’s get bUCK IN HEEEEERE
WOAH HEY GIVE A GIRL SOME WARNING
damn i feel classy as FUCK
WOW WINE TASTES AWESOME IN A SOLO CUP
OH JOLLY GOOD
ARE WE BEST FRIENDS YET?
Did I just witness an Internet friendship being born
I don’t know what we just witnessed, but it was beautiful.