And indeed since her death in 30 B.C., nearly everything has conspired against Cleopatra VII, the last of the Ptolemies.
As late as 1,000 B.C., a powerful fortress stood on its shores.
A truly original approach might be to portray the second-century B.C. Maccabees speaking like rappers.
abbreviation of Before Christ, in chronology, attested by 1823. The phrase itself, Before Christ, in dating, with exact years, is in use by 1660s.