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Antony & Cleopatra

Cleopatra The last Pharaoh and queen of Egypt. She fell in love and married Roman general, Marc Antony. She and Marc Antony decided to kill themselves after being defeated by Octavius.
blood Red fluid in a persons body. If you cut yourself, you bleed this.
wound To be hurt physically. Usually serious. May cause bleeding.
gently To do something softly. Being carefully while doing something, like holding a baby.
laid To rest by lying down. Past tense of 'lay'.
rested To relax the body. The past tense of 'rest'.
dying Losing life. The present tense of 'die'.
Egypt The country in north-eastern Africa. The River Nile runs through this country.
Antony Also known as Marc Antony or Marcus Antonius. A powerful Roman general and co-ruler of Rome. He fell in love and married Cleopatra, last queen of Egypt. He killed himself with his sword to avoid a humiliating death.
Caesar A title or name given to a Roman emperor. Octavius was the first emperor of Rome and changed his name to Caesar Augustus.
killed To have taken life. Past tense of 'kill'.
peace A time of freedom from war and conflict.
clenched Held tightly. Past tense of 'clench'.
thousands An unspecified large number.
given To have past on something to someone else. Past tense of 'give'.
lowered To put something down slowly. Past tense of 'lower'.
gone No longer present; departed.
burned Destroyed by fire. Past tense of 'burn'.
whispered Soft talking. Past tense of 'whisper'.
clouded Something that is unclear or hard to see through. Past tense of 'cloud'.
queen A female ruler of an independent state or country, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.
stand To be upright on one or more legs.
reach To stretch out an arm in a specified direction in order to touch or grasp something.
basket A container used to hold or carry things. Typically made from interwoven strips of cane or wire.
coiled Curled into round shapes. Past tense of 'coil'.
throne A special chair for a ruler.
fangs Long, sharp, pointed teeth.
sunk To have slowly moved down into something else. Example: His feet ____ into the wet sand. The past tense of 'sink'.
breast A person's chest.
sweet Having a pleasant taste similar to sugar or honey.
perfume A liquid used by women to give themselves a nice smell. Usually sprayed on lightly.
soft Easy to mould, cut, compress, or fold. Not hard or firm to the touch.
ended Something that has finished. Past tense of 'end'.
Octavius The co-ruler of Rome, along with Lepidus and Marc Antony, after the assassination of Julius Caesar. He becomes angered by Antony's relationship with Cleopatra. He defeats Antony and Cleopatra's forces in the Battle of Actium.
William Shakespeare A 15th century playwright and poet who wrote many plays including 'Antony & Cleopatra'. This play is based on the real, historical people.
Created by: Mr_M_Morrison