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Roman Emperors and Their Rule
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Graphs and numbers depicting the Roman empire

Historical Accuracy of the movie scene of Cleopatra’s entry into Rome
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How historically accurate is the scene from the 1963 film?

Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt, and her unfortunate portrayal
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A view of the famous queen's unfair portrayal

My brief review of HBO's Rome and its depiction of Cleopatra
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A brief review of HBO's Rome and its depiction of Cleopatra

A document with Cleopatra's signature
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We'll take a look at a tantalizing document with what appears to be the Queen's signature

Chronology and timeline of Ancient Egypt
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Get a sense of rulers and their timelines in ancient Egypt with graphs and numbers!

The Search for Cleopatra's Tomb
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An examination of ancient sources and theories behind the location of the lost tomb

The Story of the Lost Army of Cambyses
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What happened to Persian King Cambyses' army sent to Siwa in 524 B.C.?

Why are you not doing your homework, princess?
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A delightful tale of gentle admonishment from king Assurbanipal's sister to his future queen

How long did it take? Fascinating facts from history
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Look at interesting historical events from the perspective of how long it took.

Where's my gold? Complaints from the ancient past
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An amusing litany of Royal complaints regarding an Egyptian Pharaoh

The Spartacus Rebellion - A note on the trilogy
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How Jay Penner's Spartacus trilogy differs from other treatments of the subject

What's in a name? Alexander and Caesar: How their names were adopted
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How the two conqueror's names entered the lexicon

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About Jay Penner

Jay Penner writes fast-paced, realistic ancient historical fiction. His highly-rated books regularly feature in category bestsellers on Amazon. He is the author of Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Whispers of Atlantis series. Reach out to him or subscribe to his popular newsletter.

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