𓂀 Cleopatra of Egypt: The Last 24 Hours (1 session) 𓂀
On the 2051st-year anniversary of Cleopatra VII's death, we will follow the final day of Egypt's last ruler and notorious queen before she ends her life, taking with her 5000 years of ancient Egyptian history and glory.
Ilene Sennuwy Springer
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Was she courageous or cowardly? Did she really have the nerve to face the fangs of a cobra? This class will follow the final 24 hours of the dramatic life of Cleopatra VII before she died on August 10, 30 B.C E., by supposedly allowing a poisonous snake to bite her and her two handmaidens. 𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀𓂀 𓂀 𓂀 √ In the first few hours of that day, we will imagine Cleopatra as she remembers how she became queen at the age of 18, wresting the throne from...
Students will learn: 1. How a woman gained the throne of ancient Egypt, then the most powerful nation on earth, and ruled it for 20 years. 2. Why she is still respected as one of the most astute and strategic rulers of the ancient world, attracting the most powerful men at the time to her side. 3. Why the capital of Alexandria, Egypt, became the most cosmopolitan city of the Middle East and the rest of the region. 4. How Cleopatra's death impacted the ancient world. 5. What it's like to die by a snake bite (this information has been requested by some students).
I hold a Certificate of Museum Studies from Harvard University and a Diploma in Egyptology from Oxford College in England. And I’ve been to Egypt three times on personalized, educational tours. I've been captivated by ancient Egypt since I was 10 years old. And I feel it's my destiny to share my enthusiasm for and expertise on this beautiful and brilliant 5000-year-old civilization with all of you. I hope to see you soon for a class. I think you'll agree that The Egyptian Room is an attractive, fun and inspiring place to learn. And, please, if you like, call me Ms. Sennuwy - my chosen ancient Egyptian name.
There will be no homework, but I always send resources after the class to the students and encourage them to follow up on Cleopatra on their own.
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Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be an informal, fun quiz at the beginning of the class (which students can download before) to see how much they know about Cleopatra, and I will go over the same quiz with the students to see what they've learned after the class.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please Note: I am no longer accepting learners under 13 years old for this class. Thanks for your understanding. When discussing Cleopatra, we will be talking about her suicide and the theories about if she really died by a snake bite or some other method. We will also talk about the fact that she was a lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, bearing children out of marriage. There is a video death scene of Cleopatra being bitten by a snake. if a child is afraid of snakes, he or she should not see it.
There are several websites on ancient Egyptian rulers and a lot of information on Cleopatra. I will also use snippets from two videos, showing Cleopatra's grand entrance into Rome and the death scene of Cleopatra with the snake. One clip stars Elizabeth Taylor in the extravagant film of 1963 called "Cleopatra."
Ilene Sennuwy Springer
The Ancient Egyptian Room with Sennuwy
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
126 total reviews
185 completed classes
Welcome to "The Ancient Egyptian Room!" You never know what's going to happen in here. One time during a class, I asked a question about Cleopatra, and a voice from somewhere - not from the students - answered it. We were all shocked until I...