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Asterix and Cleopatra (Astérix #6)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  8,101 Ratings  ·  184 Reviews
How can lovely Queen Cleopatra show Julius Caesar that ancient Egypt is still a great nation? Her architect Edifis recruits his Gaulish friends to help him build a magnificent palace within three months. There are villainous saboteurs to be outwitted, but Asterix, Obelix and Getafix still find time to go sight-seeing - and leave their mark on the pyramids and the Sphinx's ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 29th 2004 by Asterix (first published 1968)
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Nandakishore Varma
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
"You can't argue with Cleopatra. She may have a foul temper, but such a lovely nose!"

- Getafix the Druid

For the first time, another historical character other than Caesar enters the Asterix universe. I salute Goscinny and Uderzo on their conception of Cleopatra as a tantrum-throwing terror, permanently stuck in teenage. Even though this may be a possible crime against her memory, their conception of the queen is somehow sweet and endearing.

This is the first adventure where Dogmatix becomes an in
Ahmad Sharabiani
Astérix et Cléopâtre = Asterix and Cleopatra (Asterix, #6), René Goscinny
عنوان: ماجراهای آستریکس و ابیلیکس کتاب 06 - آستریکس و کلئوپاترا؛ نویسنده: رنه گوسینی؛ مترجم: مهدی شاه خلیلی؛ تهران، لک لک، 1381؛ در 48 ص، شابک: 9646488528؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، تاریخ فرهنگ، 1383؛ شابک: 9647135700؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، کلام، 1385؛ از ماجراهای آستریکس و ابیلیکس کتاب 06؛ در 48 ص؛ مصور رنگی؛ گروه سنی ج د؛ شابک: 9649394834؛ موضوع: داستانهای فکاهی مصور از نویسندگان فرانسوی قرن 20 م
مترجم: فریبزر افروزی، تهران، پرتو واقعه
Oct 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's amazing what a pretty nose will get you.

Old ReviewGo read Asterix, any of them. Honestly. Even if you're an adult. I read them first when I was around 8-10, and I return to them periodically. There is one level of humor for adults, another for children. Adults will crack up over every name. Honestly, what isn't funny about a druid named Getafix?

This edition to the series is great. Though there is no pun on Cleopatra's name, there are pretty of comments about her nose. A nice and amusing us
Damian Dubois
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014

Ah yes, a lovely nose indeed. As cartoony as this Cleopatra happens to be she sort of reminds me of a girl I once had a crush on back when I was around the age of 19 or 20. Similar features, Italian rather than Egyptian, a lovely lass indeed. A mad thought crossed my mind, send the girl a big bunch of flowers, yeah, she might like that. Yeah, that didn't go so well... lovely nose though.

It's been a long time indeed since I read an Asterix comic, possibly as far back as me being a wee lad under t
Marcos Kopschitz
A receita de humor de Goscinnny e Uderzo continuava em seu sexto álbum: nomes engraçados cheios de trocadilhos, críticas a problemas contemporâneos, transposição de fatos da época para o mundo romano, gozação com os franceses e outros povos etc. E já começava logo na capa de Asterix e Cleópatra, em que os gauleses vão obviamente ao Egito!

Justamente, a capa original era outra. Acontece que a história é de 1963, ano em que também estreou a superprodução “Cleópatra”, com Elizabeth Taylor no papel
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The series of Asterix is absolutely hilarious, and there's nothing like it! The main setting for the series is an unnamed coastal village in Armorica, a province of Gaul (modern France), in the year 50 BC. Julius Caesar has conquered nearly all of Gaul for the Roman Empire. The little Armorican village, however, has held out because the villagers can gain temporary superhuman strength by drinking a magic potion brewed by the local village druid, Getafix.

The main protagonist and hero of the villa
Willem van den Oever
Outraged by the comments of Julius Ceasar that the Egyptians are a spend civilization, queen Cleopatra assures the Roman leader she’ll build him a glorious palace in just three months to prove her empire hasn’t lost its glory. Struggling architect Edifis is assigned to complete the task and – shocked by the workload and the slim amount of time he has for it – he quickly travels to the Gaul village of Asterix, Obelix and Getafix, begging the trio to assist him with his work. With the help of Geta ...more
Feb 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
far far away from the village of gaul; in the heart of the land of the pharaohs the pretty cleopatra, exquisite nose and all, is engaged in a furious battle of words with none other than julius caesar, the very head of the roman empire. dear old julius has said that the egyptians are not what they used to be... the days of the great pharaohs are over. and had it not been for her graciousness' sporting spirit, i'm afraid his day would be over too. the queen on hearing caesar's comment challenged ...more
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: boekwurms
ASTERIX EN CLEOPATRA tel sekerlik as een van die heel beste Asterix-verhale. Die reis na Egipte, die spanning oor die oprig van die paleis en die vindingrykheid van die Galliërs skep 'n klassieke avontuur. Dit skep ook die kans vir vele grappies en woordspelings. Soos in die vorige vertalings van Sonya van Schalkwyk-Barrois is die Afrikaans vol wonderlike vindings. Let op na die een strokiesprent in die koerant wat die argitek Akkedis lees: Adonis-hulle. Lekker! Maar op een belangrike punt, een ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Architektur interkulturell
Na, da soll mal einer sagen, Asterix und Obelix seien nicht aktuell. In einer Szene diskutieren sie darüber, wie sich so ein ägyptischer Obelisk mitten im gallischen Dorf machen würde, parallel erscheint passend dieser Artikel bei Spiegel-Online. So pompöse Architektur muss man aber mögen, zumindest Abraracourcix, der Häuptling des Dorfs, ist da wie ich eher konservativ-gallisch veranlagt.

Neben diesen Anspielungen auf die französische Geschichte finden sich auch erneut
Книжни Криле
Наздраве... с глътка магическа отвара! А вместо фойерверки - всеки римски легионер ще види звезди посред бял ден! Да посрещнем Новата Година с едни любими герои от 50 години пр. Хр., които със сигурност ще продължават да векуват! :) Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле":
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Asterix memang cocok disebut sebagai komik "historical fiction" (^,,^)
Suka sama Cleopatra & Julius di sini...

Aku suka banget, Ayah juga suka baca Asterix ini, si Beruk (adek) juga suka~
Sampe sekarang kalo nemu yang bekas pun masih berusaha ngoleksi (^ ^)
بهمن زبردست
man asheghe in nazarm tanha ketabie ke a zin seri be farsi tajome shode:)
Kirsty Cabot
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not an awful lot to say... Great fun with Asterix and Obelix, Getafix and Dogamatix as they help build a palace for Julius Caesar in Egypt on behalf of Cleopatra and her lovely nose.
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Bella storia con bei personaggi (anche minori). Brillante l’uso umoristico dei geroglifici nei balloon.
I hadn't read this book since I was a kid. I had forgotten how much fun it is, and the play on words is hilarious! I enjoyed it so much. I read my French version and wondered how successful the English translation is, but it seems from the other reviews that wordplay is also the key humor in these books.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Numérobis, un architecte alexandrin cherche son ami Panoramix le druide gaulois pour l'aider à réaliser un défi dont il est chargé entre la reine Cléopatre et César: construire à César son plus beau palais en Egypte.Avec l'aide de ses amis Astérix et Obélix, Panoramix réussira-t-il le projet?

Pour les 5-12 ans
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, bande-dessinee
Ça y est, Idéfix est enfin là.

J'adore le film qui a été fait à partir de cette BD. C'est assez curieux d'ailleurs de se rendre compte que certaines images du film sont des cases de la BD. Et puis les dessins sont identiques, ainsi que certaines répliques (on s'y attend un minimum mais tout de même).
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Las aventuras de Astérix y Obélix son, simplemente, un hito en la historia del cómic. Este álbum en particular es una de sus mejores historietas, repleta de situaciones cómicas y de referencias bien traídas. Ah, y Cleopatra tiene una nariz preciosa, desde luego.
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Can Cleopatra build a temple to rival those of Caesar? Will Caesar's wily attenpts at sabotage win the bet for him? Asterix and Obelix bring a different work ethic to the Egyptian construction site with the help of the druid's magic potion, of course.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Une de mes séries BD préférées de l'enfance!
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it
*3.5 stars*
Wise Fool
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great story with great humour!
The kids and I chuckled our way through it!
Stories are simple to follow for the kids and humour for all ages!
David Sarkies
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comedy
Asterix comes to save Egytian nationalism
22 July 2012
This album was somewhat more entertaining that the last one that I read though I am not really sure why. While Ceaser has always been portrayed as the villain in the Asterix albums, we begin to see more of his scheming and manipulative nature in this one. Cleopatra and Ceaser are having an argument as to whether Egypt is in decline or not, and Cleopatra decides to make a bet with him to build a palace for Ceaser in three months, however the o
Krishna Kumar
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Getafix’s prominence varies from one Asterix book to another. In “Asterix the Gaul”, Getafix and Asterix are the only two Gauls with much ink spent on them. But in the second Asterix story, “Asterix and the Golden Sickle”, Getafix exists only as the impetus for the story and Obelix comes to the forefront. A little more Getafix in the 3rd story where he is kidnapped and then more or less ignored in the next two stories. But in “Asterix and Cleopatra”, he once again is one of the major characters ...more
Vanja Antonijevic
Dec 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
This is often considered the best in the series, and it is an excellent addition to the series.

The plot, according to Wiki:

"The book starts with an argument between Cleopatra of Egypt and Julius Caesar, in which Caesar belittles the accomplishments of the Egyptian people. Infuriated, Cleopatra makes a wager with Caesar promising to build a new palace in Alexandria within three months. Cleopatra summons Edifis, the best architect in Egypt - though the actual merit in this distinction is question
Keko Chezumar
Nov 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Versi Indonesia dari komik ini saya baca semasa SD dulu, pinjaman dari seorang teman.

Saat itu yang menarik bagi saya adalah bagian tentang asal usul Sphinx tak berhidung, ... "Dasar Obelix!"

Setelah itu komik ini masih terus enak dibaca berulang kali, terutama karena cerita Panoramix yang tergila-gila dengan hidung Cleopatra, Obelix yang merusak patung kebanggaan Mesir, serta Asterix yang dengan kecerdikannya bisa mematahkan tipu daya yang akan merusak pekerjaan arsitek istana.

Kemudian di sekitar
Aug 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jules César nargue Cléopâtre : les Romains construisent des temples et des forums magnifiques alors que les Égyptiens ne construisent plus rien depuis les pyramides.

Vexée, Cléopâtre charge son architecte Numérobis de bâtir un palais pour César en trois mois.

Pour Numérobis, sa seule chance de venir au bout de cette tâche malgré l'obstruction des Romains est de demander l'aide de son vieil ami Panoramix.

Le druide part donc pour l'Égypte lui prêter main-forte, accompagné d'Astérix et Obélix.


May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have read this particular Asterix book many times since childhood (my one is an older print and not the Orion re-print) and it remains one of my favourites.
Not only are Albert Uderzo's illustrations the key to my love of Asterix books, but full credit must go to the English translating team of Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge for making me love all the Asterix series of books so much.
The mad puns, the cheeky references that only English readers would find funny, and the way they perfectly match
Asterix and Cleopatra

Asterix is absolutely hilarious, and there's nothing like it in print… where else can you get yourself a magic potion brewed by the local village druid, Getafix.

There are villainous saboteurs to be outwitted, but Asterix, Obelix and Getafix still find time to go sight-seeing - and leave their mark on the Pyramids and the Sphinx's nose.

Dogmatix plays an important part starting with Asterix and Cleopatra, infallible sixth sense allows him to save our heroes from certain death
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René Goscinny was a French author, editor and humorist, who is best known for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age).

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