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Cleopatra
used in Moby Dick

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last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt; beautiful and charismatic queen; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)
  • Like Mark Antony, for days and days along his green-turfed, flowery Nile, he indolently floats, openly toying with his red-cheeked Cleopatra, ripening his apricot thigh upon the sunny deck.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (57% in)
  • Towards noon whales were raised; but so soon as the ship sailed down to them, they turned and fled with swift precipitancy; a disordered flight, as of Cleopatra's barges from Actium.
    Chapters 82-84 — The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (77% in)

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