By Joyce Tyldesley
The Romans looked her as fatale monstrum”a deadly omen. Pascal acknowledged the form of her nostril replaced the background of the area. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. yet who used to be Cleopatra, really?
We virtually suppose that we all know Cleopatra, yet our distorted picture of a self-destructive attractiveness does no justice to Cleopatra’s precise genius. In Cleopatra, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley deals an all at once bright portrait of a skillful Egyptian ruler. Stripping away our preconceptions, lots of them as outdated as Egypt’s Roman conquerors, Cleopatra is an impressive biography of a such a lot remarkable queen.
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40. Although of French extraction, Lagrange is considered Italian by the Italians who often spell his name Lagrangia. 41. See F. Cognasso, 'Le Scuole', in Storia del Piemonte, vol. 2 (Turin, 1960), p. 683. 42. See G. C. Faccio, 'Avogadro e Ie Scuole di Vercelli', in La Sesia, 18 March 1955. 43. According to J. R. Partington, History of Chemistry, vol. III (London, 1963), p. 495, de La Metherie had expressed the same view concerning oxygen in his 'Essai analytique sur l'air pur et les difrerentes especes d'air' (1785).
65 The students who were not arrested had to comply with extremely rigid disciplinary rules, including the notorious admittatur. 66 Typically, as a result of the renewed influence of the clergy on the court, special emphasis was given to the compliance with religious observances. Those who wished to remain at the University had to confess monthly, attend spiritual exercises, and be present at their parish functions, even during vacation. These sanctions, which were chiefly implemented in 1822, were followed by others: several chairs at the University of Turin were abolished by royal decree, including, on 24 July 1822, that of mathematical physics, which had been assigned to Amedeo Avogadro only twenty-four months earlier.
68. The original is in Avogadro's personal me. Archivio di Stato, Turin, 1821, Alta Polizia, Deliberazione Commissione Superiore di Scrutinio. 69. See D. , 19 (1976),611-633. 70. Vittorio Michelotti (1774-1842) was professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at Turin. 71. These were extensively abstracted in the Annales de Chimie of 1834 (respectively volume 55 and 57). 72. See Ann. Chimie, 73 (1840), and 3 (1841), 129. In 1866, H. Kopp reassessed these researches in terms more favorable to Avogadro.
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley