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But, according to B. Pascal, a French philosopher, contrary to what Plutarc and Cassius make us think, said 'Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed'. So, I'm wondering, was Cleopatra's nose short or large? Or, in general, how was it? I searched for some pictures showing statues of Cleopatra, but, the ones I found, have their noses knocked off.
The book opens with the lines, “The story of Cleopatra is a story of crime” and frankly speaks of the incestuous practices that existed in ancient Egypt. The queen was by birth an Egyptian but the blood of her Greek ancestors flowed in her veins. Abbot describes the land of Egypt in glowing terms and ascribes many of Cleopatra's faults to the luxury and surrounding she was brought up in.
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The philosopher Peter Kreeft reflects on how, in fact, we all experience the “Cleopatra’s nose principle”: “If one of a million sperm cells had not successfully hailed the taxi of your mother’s ovum but another had gotten in instead, you would be a totally different person. If your grandfather hadn’t gotten a crick in his neck and turned his head the wrong way one day and noticed.
In his posthumously published book “Pensees” (1969), French mathematician Blaise Pascal remarked, “Cleopatra’s nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have changed.
About Cleopatra’s Nose. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Discoverers demonstrates the truth behind the aphorism that if Cleopatra’s nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs.
Julia and Alexander yelled themselves hoarse with Marcellus, and I took out my book, opening to the sketches Vitruvius had given me of Octavian’s mausoleum. He wanted designs for inside the building, and, in all likelihood, nothing I produced would be used. But I was determined to surprise him. I would sketch such handsome designs that he would find them irresistible. Perhaps there were.
Consisting mostly of prefaces, introductions, lectures, and keynote addresses, Cleopatra’s Nose: Essays On the Unexpected deals with topics Boorstin has written about more persuasively in books.
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