Cleopatra and Caesar

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Jan van der Crabben
by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904)
published on 26 April 2012
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Cleopatra Before Caesar by Jean-Léon Gérôme, oil on canvas, 1866. Cleopatra confronts Gaius Julius Caesar after emerging from a roll of carpet. The Egyptian Queen had been driven from the palace in Alexandria by her brother/husband Ptolemy XIII. She had to disguise herself to regain entry and treat with Caesar for protection and restoration of her throne.

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(1824–1904), J. G. (2012, April 26). Cleopatra and Caesar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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(1824–1904), Jean-Léon Gérôme. "Cleopatra and Caesar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012.

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(1824–1904), Jean-Léon Gérôme. "Cleopatra and Caesar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 04 Dec 2021.